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0 26/02/1930 A Radiept Crossword   Normal.
1 02/04/1930 A Musical Crossword   Clues concern music.
2 09/04/1930 A ‘Scientific Crossword’   Clues concern science.
3 16/04/1930 An Indian Crossword   Grid is in the shape of India; clues concern India.
4 23/04/1930 A St. George’s Day Crossword   Grid is in the shape of England; clues concern England.
5 30/04/1930 A Cricket Crossword   Clues concern cricket.
6 07/05/1930 A Latin Crossword   Lights are entered in Latin.
7 14/05/1930 This Week’s Crossword   Normal.
8 21/05/1930 A Botanical Crossword   Clues concern botany.
9 28/05/1930 Crossword No. 9   Grid has black squares.
10 04/06/1930 A Greek Crossword   Lights are entered in Greek.
11 11/06/1930 Crossword No. 11   Grid has black squares.
12 18/06/1930 A German Crossword   Clues and lights are in German.
13 25/06/1930 This Week’s Crossword   Grid has black squares, forming a cross.
14 02/07/1930 A French Crossword   Lights are entered in French.
15 09/07/1930 Crossword No. 15   Grid has black squares.
16 16/07/1930 A Latin Crossword   Grid has black squares; lights are entered in Latin.
17 23/07/1930 Crossword No. 17   Grid has black squares; clues mainly concern science.
18 30/07/1930 Crossword Old Style Doggerel Clues are couplets, and most have some subsidiary indications.
19 06/08/1930 Crossword No. 19 Doggerel Narrative with definitions given.
20 13/08/1930 A Musical Crossword   Grid has empty squares; clues concern music.
21 20/08/1930 A Cricket Crossword   Grid is a cricket ground, with two Australian batsmen and eleven English fielders; these names are isolated from the rest of the grid. All clues concern cricket.
22 27/08/1930 A French Crossword   Grid has black squares; lights are entered in French.
23 03/09/1930 A Miscellaneous Crossword   Grid has black squares.
24 10/09/1930 A Literary Treasure-hunt Doggerel Clues are incomplete quotations.
25 17/09/1930 Miscellaneous Crossword   Normal.
26 24/09/1930 Greek Crossword   Lights are entered in Greek.
27 01/10/1930 German Crossword   Clues and lights are in German.
28 08/10/1930 Treasure Hunt Crossword   Clues are contained in a manuscript purporting to be an account of pirates, some letters down the middle of which are indecipherable and must be deduced.
29 15/10/1930 Virgil Bi-Millenary Crossword   Grid has black squares, forming the letters PVM; clues are mainly incomplete Virgilian quotations.
30 22/10/1930 A Motor Show Crossword   Grid appears to have a car grille in it; clues concern cars.
31 29/10/1930 A Crossword for Everyman   Normal.
32 05/11/1930 Guy Fawkes Crossword   Clues are definitions found in lines of doggerel.
33 12/11/1930 Miscellaneous Crossword   Grid has black squares.
34 19/11/1930 Architectural Crossword   Clues concern architecture.
35 26/11/1930 Rhymed Crossword   Clues are rhyming couplets.
36 03/12/1930 Wireless Crossword — Clue Competition   Grid consists of six words defined by their position in the BBC Year-Book; solvers are to submit clues to three of them.
37 10/12/1930 Miscellaneous Crossword   Normal.
38 17/12/1930 Wireless Crossword   Grid appears to have a radio in it; clues concern wireless.
39 24/12/1930 [No crossword]   Writing competition.
40 31/12/1930 [No crossword]   Writing competition.
41 07/01/1931 Towns and Villages in Great Britain   Clues concern British towns.
42 07/01/1931 (Overseas)   Normal, for overseas solvers (no solution ever published).
43 14/01/1931 Greek (from Herodotus) Janus Clues refer to Herodotus; lights are entered in Greek.
44 21/01/1931 Crossword Doggerel Normal.
45 28/01/1931 French Crossword Janus Lights are entered in French.
46 04/02/1931 Dickens   Clues refer to Dickens.
47 04/02/1931 (Overseas) Canada   Clues concern Canada, for overseas solvers (no solution ever published).
48 11/02/1931 St. Valentine's Day   Grid is heart-shaped; clues concern Valentines.
49 18/02/1931 Virgilian Janus Clues concern Virgil.
50 25/02/1931 Jewel-Lore Doggerel Clues concern jewels.
51 04/03/1931 Faraday Doggerel Clues concern Faraday.
52 11/03/1931 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
53 18/03/1931 ‘Hard Lines’ Doggerel Normal.
54 25/03/1931 Spanish   Lights are entered in Spanish.
55 01/04/1931 All Fool’s Day Doggerel Clues concern April Fools.
56 08/04/1931 Latin   Lights are entered in Latin.
57 15/04/1931 Budgetary Doggerel Clues concern the Budget.
58 22/04/1931 St. George’s Day Janus Grid is in the shape of England; clues concern England.
59 29/04/1931 German Literary Maze   Grid is maze-like, with minimal checking; clues are incomplete quotations from German literature.
60 06/05/1931 ‘Random Rhyme’ Doggerel All clues are rhymes.
61 13/05/1931 Greek (Homer)   Several clues refer to Homer; lights are entered in Greek.
62 20/05/1931 ‘Knotty’ Doggerel Normal.
63 27/05/1931 Miscellaneous Janus Normal.
64 03/06/1931 ‘Derby Day’ Doggerel Clues concern racing and are in doggerel.
65 10/06/1931 Latin (Horace) Janus Several clues concern Horace; lights are entered in Latin.
66 17/06/1931 ‘Royal’ Doggerel Clues concern royalty.
67 24/06/1931 Italian Literature   Grid is Times-style; clues concern Italian literature.
68 01/07/1931 ‘North America’ Doggerel Grid is in the shape of North America; clues refer to things American.
69 08/07/1931 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
70 15/07/1931 ‘St. Swithin’s Day’ Doggerel Clues concern rain.
71 22/07/1931 The Arts Janus Grid is in four parts: clues to two of them concern literature, the others visual arts and music.
72 29/07/1931 Mainly Scientific Janus Clues mostly concern scientific matters.
73 05/08/1931 The Great War   Grid is in four parts: clues to them concern Army, Air Force, Civil and Navy.
74 12/08/1931 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
75 19/08/1931 ‘A Quiet Holiday’ Doggerel Narrative concerning a holiday.
76 26/08/1931 ‘Components’   Lights are clued with reference to words contained in them.
77 02/09/1931 The Torn Diagram Doggerel One corner of the diagram appears to have been torn off.
78 09/09/1931 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
79 16/09/1931 ‘Parliamentary’ Doggerel Clues concern governments.
80 23/09/1931 Miscellaneous Janus Normal.
81 30/09/1931 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
82 07/10/1931 ‘The Thruster’ (13 dn.) Doggerel Narrative poem concerning hunting.
83 14/10/1931 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
84 21/10/1931 ‘Trafalgar Day’ Doggerel Clues concern the Battle of Trafalgar.
85 28/10/1931 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
86 04/11/1931 ‘Hallowe’en’ Doggerel Clues concern Hallowe'en.
87 11/11/1931 Greek — Armistice Day Janus Clues concern war; lights are entered in Greek.
88 18/11/1931 Miscellaneous Janus Normal.
89 25/11/1931 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
90 02/12/1931 ‘Jingle’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
91 09/12/1931 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
92 16/12/1931 A Wireless Crossword   Clues concern wireless.
93 23/12/1931 ‘Our Christmas Card’ Doggerel Clues concern Christmas; grid already contains 'A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU'.
94 30/12/1931 ‘Tempus Fugit’ Doggerel Clues concern time.
95 06/01/1932 ‘Plain’ Doggerel Normal.
96 13/01/1932 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
97 20/01/1932 ‘Puzzlers’ Doggerel Clues, in doggerel, concern puzzlers.
98 27/01/1932 ‘Lewis Carroll’ Doggerel Clues concern Lewis Carroll.
99 03/02/1932 Miscellaneous Janus Normal.
100 10/02/1932 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
101 17/02/1932 ‘Phonetic’ Doggerel Clues are couplets: the first line refers to the light, the second to how it sounds.
102 24/02/1932 ‘Leap Year’ Doggerel Clues concern leap years.
103 02/03/1932 ‘Signs and Wonders’ Doggerel Clues concern signs and wonders.
104 09/03/1932 Horace Janus Clues concern Horace; lights are entered in Latin. (Published with number 104(A), a normal puzzle.)
104A 09/03/1932 "... an easy English Crossword as an alternative to the monthly Classical Crossword."
105 16/03/1932 ‘Irish Stew’ Doggerel Clues concern Ireland.
106 23/03/1932 Goethe   Clues are taken from Goethe.
107 30/03/1932 April Doggerel Clues concern April.
108 06/04/1932 ‘Infants of the Spring’   Unclued lights form 'THE FIELDS AND GARDENS WERE BESET WITH TULIPS, CROCUS, VIOLET; AND NOW, THOUGH LATE, THE MODEST ROSE DID MORE THAN HALF A BLUSH DISCLOSE'.
109 13/04/1932 Greek Miscellaneous Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
110 20/04/1932 ‘Culinary’ Doggerel Clues concern cooking.
111 27/04/1932 Mathematical   Numerical puzzle.
112 04/05/1932 ‘Da Capo‘   Unclued lights form 'THAT'S THE WISE THRUSH: HE SINGS EACH SONG TWICE OVER, LEST YOU SHOULD THINK HE NEVER COULD RECAPTURE THAT FIRST FINE CARELESS RAPTURE'.
113 11/05/1932 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
114 18/05/1932 ‘Jangle’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
115 25/05/1932 ‘Empire’ Doggerel Clues concern empires; unclued lights are LAWRENCE, PITT, RALEIGH, COOK, HASTINGS, PENN, LIVINGSTONE, CLIVE, RHODES, DRAKE, ANSON.
116 01/06/1932 ‘Night’   Unclued lights form 'NOW THE LIGHT O' THE WEST IS A-TURN'D TO GLOOM, AN' THE MEN BE AT HWOME VROM GROUND; AN' THE BELLS BE A-ZENDEN ALL DOWN THE COOMBE, FROM TOWER, THEIR MWOANSOME SOUND'.
117 08/06/1932 Greek   Lights are entered in Greek.
118 15/06/1932 ‘Potatory’ Doggerel Clues concern drinking.
119 22/06/1932 ‘Applied Mathematics’   Many clues have a mathematical flavour; unclued lights form 'THE LOWEST COMMON MEASURE OF INTELLIGENCE MAY SERVE FOR DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS OF PARABOLIC CURVE. BUT FALLING OFF A LOG, HOWEVER EASY PI MAY BE, REQUIRES A POWER DEVELOPED TO THE N-PLUS-ONETH DE
120 29/06/1932 Miscellaneous   Normal.
121 06/07/1932 ‘Diagonal’   Clues are in doggerel; diagonals spell MOLLYCODDLES and APRONSTRINGS.
122 13/07/1932 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
123 20/07/1932 ‘Old Wives’ Tales’ Afrit Clues concern Old Wives' tales; certain lights form 'BETTER IT IS TO RISE BETIME, AND TO MAKE HAY WHILE SUN DOTH SHINE, THAN TO BELIEVE IN TALES AND LIES, WHICH IDLE MONKS AND FRIARS DEVISE'.
124 27/07/1932 ‘Cross-number’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
125 03/08/1932 ‘An Echo’ Doggerel Clues are couplets.
126 10/08/1932 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
127 17/08/1932 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
128 24/08/1932 Italian Literature   Grid is Times-style; clues concern Italian literature.
129 31/08/1932 ‘Very Mathematical’ Afrit Clues have a mathematical flavour; certain lights are anagrams of words given as cryptograms.
130 07/09/1932 ‘Jumble’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
131 14/09/1932 ‘Whirligig’ Afrit Clues are in doggerel; ENGLISH HISTORY and ECHOING GALLERY appear in a diamond shape.
132 21/09/1932 ‘Scott’ Doggerel Clues concern or are taken from works of Scott.
133 28/09/1932 Latin — Tacitus   Clues concern Tacitus; lights are entered in Latin.
134 05/10/1932 ‘Pedagoguery’ Afrit Clues concern schools; certain lights form 'THERE WE MET WITH FAMOUS MEN SET IN OFFICE O'ER US; AND THEY BEAT ON US WITH RODS FOR THE LOVE THEY BORE US'.
135 12/10/1932 ‘Missing in the Wilds’ Doggerel Narrative extract from the diary of an African hunter.
136 19/10/1932 ‘Wren’ Doggerel Clues concern Wren.
137 26/10/1932 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
138 02/11/1932 ‘Cross-number II’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
139 09/11/1932 ‘London and Lord Mayor’s Day’ Doggerel Clues concern London.
140 16/11/1932 ‘B.B.C. Birthday’ Doggerel Clues concern birthdays and the B.B.C. (ten years old).
141 23/11/1932 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
142 30/11/1932 ‘Gradatim’ Afrit Lights are 'steps in a train of thought', each vaguely suggesting the next.
143 07/12/1932 ‘Straightforward’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
144 14/12/1932 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
145 21/12/1932 ‘Greeting’ Doggerel The completed grid spells THE LISTENER WISHES YOU ALL A HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
146 28/12/1932 ‘Cross-number III’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
147 04/01/1933 ‘Diagonal II’ Afrit Diagonals spell JACK-A-LANTERN and WILL-O'-THE-WISP.
148 11/01/1933 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
149 18/01/1933 ‘Poets’ Doggerel Lights are names of poets, clued by extracts from their works.
150 25/01/1933 ‘Mythematical’ Afrit Some lights are taken from the first verse of 'Jabberwocky'; others are clued by equations involving the numerical values of their letters.
151 01/02/1933 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
152 08/02/1933 ‘Epigrams’ Doggerel Clues concern epigrams.
153 15/02/1933 ‘A Valentine’ Afrit Certain lights form the acrostic JOCUND BE YOUR HOURS OF PLAY, ONLY ROSES STREW YOUR WAY; YOUTH IS FLEET AND WILL NOT STAY: CARPE DIEM WHILE YOU MAY; ERE THE SKY BE DULL AND GRAY, MAKE HAY!
154 22/02/1933 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
155 01/03/1933 ‘Cross-number IV’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
156 08/03/1933 ‘March’ Afrit Clues concern the month of March.
157 15/03/1933 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
158 22/03/1933 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
159 29/03/1933 ‘Biblical’ Afrit Clues refer to the Bible.
160 05/04/1933 ‘Cross-number V’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
161 12/04/1933 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
162 19/04/1933 ‘Sixes and Sevens’ Afrit Lights are all 6- or 7-letter; clues are mainly incomplete quotations.
163 26/04/1933 ‘Slavery’ Doggerel Clues concern slavery.
164 03/05/1933 French   Clues and lights are in French.
165 10/05/1933 ‘Hit or Miss’ Doggerel Grid is diamond-shaped.
166 17/05/1933 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
167 24/05/1933 Ariosto   Grid is Times-style; clues concern the literature of Ariosto.
168 31/05/1933 ‘Derby Day’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel, and concern the Derby.
169 07/06/1933 ‘Cross-number VI’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
170 14/06/1933 Miscellaneous   Central 7 x 7 square is isolated; bars within it form a face in profile.
171 21/06/1933 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
172 28/06/1933 ‘Shady Spaces’ Doggerel Clues concern summer; shaded squares spell 'SUMMER IS YCUMEN IN'.
173 05/07/1933 General Doggerel Grid is roughly diamond-shaped.
174 12/07/1933 ‘Biblical II’ Afrit Clues refer to the Bible.
175 19/07/1933 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
176 26/07/1933 ‘Diagonal III’ Afrit Diagonals spell QUEEN OF SHEBA and KING OF ISRAEL.
177 02/08/1933 ‘Double Thread’ Doggerel Clues are couplets.
178 09/08/1933 ‘Cross-number VII’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
179 16/08/1933 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
180 23/08/1933 ‘Pot-pourri’ Afrit Clues are incomplete quotations.
181 30/08/1933 French Crossword   Clues and lights are in French.
182 06/09/1933 ‘Elizabethan’ Doggerel Clues concern Queen Elizabeth.
183 13/09/1933 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
184 20/09/1933 ‘September’ Afrit Clues concern the month of September.
185 27/09/1933 ‘Cross-number VIII’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
186 04/10/1933 ‘The Maze’ Doggerel 'NOW BURGEONS EVERY MAZE OF QUICK ABOUT THE FLOWERING SQUARES' reads around the border of the diagram until it turns in towards the centre.
187 11/10/1933 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
188 18/10/1933 ‘Gradatim II’ Afrit Lights are 'steps in a train of thought', each vaguely suggesting the next.
189 25/10/1933 ‘Cross-number IX’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
190 01/11/1933 ‘Honours’ Doggerel Clues mainly concern kings and queens; first four across lights are ACE, KING, QUEEN, KNAVE.
191 08/11/1933 Latin ‘Newspaper Pattern’ Janus Grid is Times-style; lights are entered in Latin.
192 15/11/1933 ‘November’ Janus Narrative poem concerning the month of November, with rhyming words omitted and also to be provided.
193 22/11/1933 ‘Dreams’ Doggerel Clues are incomplete quotations concerning dreams.
194 29/11/1933 ‘Twenty-six’ Afrit Words are regarded as numbers in base 26, with A = 1, B = 2, ..., Y = 25, Z = 0; clues mostly lead to phrases to be interpreted numerically, e.g. double DUTCH = IQNFP, a square MEAL = FSBKNRCN.
195 06/12/1933 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
196 13/12/1933 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
197 20/12/1933 ‘Christmas Tree’ Doggerel Grid is in the shape of a Christmas Tree, with down lights reading from branch to branch until a bar is reached.
198 27/12/1933 ‘Biblical III’ Afrit Clues concern the Bible.
199 03/01/1934 ‘Crossnumber X’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
200 10/01/1934 Latin — Virgil Janus Clues are taken from works of Virgil; lights are entered in Latin.
201 17/01/1934 ‘Old Style’ Doggerel Clues are couplets.
202 24/01/1934 ‘Aquarius’ Afrit Clues concern Aquarius.
203 31/01/1934 ‘Twenty-six Again’ Afrit Words are regarded as numbers in base 26, with A = 1, B = 2, ..., Y = 25, Z = 0; clues mostly lead to phrases to be interpreted numerically, e.g. square LEG = ERWWSM, BRICKS without STRAW = AXNKIV.
204 07/02/1934 ‘Superstitions’ Doggerel Clues concern superstitions.
205 14/02/1934 Greek Janus Grid is Times-style; lights are entered in Greek.
206 21/02/1934 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
207 28/02/1934 ‘Pisces’ Afrit Clues concern Pisces.
208 07/03/1934 ‘Birds’ Doggerel Clues concern birds.
209 14/03/1934 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
210 21/03/1934 ‘William Morris’ Doggerel Clues concern William Morris.
211 28/03/1934 ‘Aries’ Afrit Clues concern Aries.
212 04/04/1934 ‘Cross-number XI’ Afrit Numerical puzzle.
213 11/04/1934 ‘Beasts’ Doggerel Clues concern beasts.
214 18/04/1934 ‘The Vulgar Tongue’ (Diagonal) Afrit Narrative poem concerning pronunciation; diagonals spell BILLINGSGATE and KING'S ENGLISH.
215 25/04/1934 ‘Taurus’ Afrit Clues concern Taurus.
216 02/05/1934 ‘Flowers’ Doggerel Clues concern flowers; four lights form 'PANSIES, LILIES, KINGCUPS, DAISIES, LET THEM LIVE UPON THEIR PRAISES'.
217 09/05/1934 Greek: New Testament   Clues concern the New Testament; lights are entered in Greek.
218 16/05/1934 ‘A Tale of Terror’ Doggerel Narrative concerning a traveller's tale.
219 23/05/1934 ‘Gemini’ Afrit Clues concern Gemini.
220 30/05/1934 ‘Two by Two’   Clues are to pairs of lights.
221 06/06/1934 ‘Biblical IV’ Afrit Clues concern the Bible.
222 13/06/1934 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
223 20/06/1934 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
224 27/06/1934 ‘Cancer’ Afrit Clues concern Cancer.
225 04/07/1934 ‘American Poets’ Doggerel Clues are mainly lines from poems by American writers, with lights the corresponding poets.
226 11/07/1934 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
227 18/07/1934 ‘Leo’ Afrit Clues concern Leo.
228 25/07/1934 ‘Coleridge’ Doggerel Clues concern Coleridge.
229 01/08/1934 ‘Gradatim III’ Afrit Lights are 'steps in a train of thought', each vaguely suggesting the next.
230 08/08/1934 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
231 15/08/1934 ‘Old Style’ Doggerel Clues are couplets.
232 22/08/1934 ‘Fruits’ Doggerel Clues concern fruits.
233 29/08/1934 ‘Virgo’ Afrit Clues concern Virgo.
234 05/09/1934 ‘Once Removed’   Lights are synonyms of synonyms of the clues.
235 12/09/1934 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
236 19/09/1934 ‘What’s-a-Name’ Doggerel Lights are mainly personages.
237 26/09/1934 ‘Libra’ Afrit Clues concern Libra.
238 03/10/1934 Music   Clues concern music; some lights refer to a musical extract printed above the grid.
239 10/10/1934 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
240 17/10/1934 ‘Twenty-six III’ Afrit Words are regarded as numbers in base 26, with A = 1, B = 2, ..., Y = 25, Z = 0; clues mostly lead to phrases to be interpreted numerically, e.g. IN times PAST = EWFTNT, demi-semi-QUAVER = DKSYAK.
241 24/10/1934 Child’s Play John H. Watson, M.D. Clues concern Sherlock Holmes.
242 31/10/1934 ‘Scorpio’ Afrit Clues concern Scorpio.
243 07/11/1934 ‘Who Said?’ Doggerel Clues are quotations, with the lights their authors.
244 14/11/1934 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
245 21/11/1934 ‘Sagittarius’ Afrit Clues concern Sagittarius.
246 28/11/1934 ‘Wedding Bells’ Doggerel Clues, mainly incomplete quotations, concern weddings.
247 05/12/1934 ‘Word-Perfect’ Afrit Clues are in doggerel; BLESSED DAMOZEL and BUDDING GENERAL appear in a diamond shape.
248 12/12/1934 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
249 19/12/1934 ‘Capricornus’ Afrit Clues concern Capricornus.
250 26/12/1934 ‘Lamb’ Doggerel Clues concern Charles Lamb.
251 02/01/1935 ‘Poets’ Calendar’ Doggerel Clues are incomplete quotations presented in groups corresponding to the twelve months of the year.
252 09/01/1935 ‘Word-Ladder’ Afrit Lights are unclued rungs of a 6-letter word-ladder.
253 16/01/1935 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
254 23/01/1935 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
255 30/01/1935 ‘Pluviose’ Afrit Clues concern rain; some lights form 'FIRST IT RAINED, AND THEN IT SNEW; THEN IT FRIZ, AND THEN IT THEW; AND THEN IT FRIZ AGAIN'.
256 06/02/1935 ‘Traffic Problems’ Doggerel Clues concern traffic.
257 13/02/1935 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
258 20/02/1935 Miscellaneous Doggerel Normal.
259 27/02/1935 ‘Ventose’ Afrit Clues concern wind; some lights form 'WELCOME, BLACK NORTHEASTER, O'ER THE GERMAN FOAM!'
260 06/03/1935 ‘Biblical V’ Afrit Clues concern the Bible.
261 13/03/1935 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
262 20/03/1935 ‘Proverbs’ Doggerel Clues concern proverbs; some lights form 'JEWELS FIVE WORDS LONG THAT ON THE STRETCHED FOREFINGER OF ALL TIME SPARKLE FOR EVER'.
263 27/03/1935 ‘Germinal’ Afrit Clues concern sowing; some lights form 'WHILE THE EARTH REMAINETH, SEEDTIME ... SHALL NOT CEASE'.
264 03/04/1935 Child’s Play John H. Watson, M.D. Clues concern Sherlock Holmes stories.
265 10/04/1935 ‘A Cage’ Doggerel Bars in columns are to be inserted; many clues are incomplete quotations from writers who were imprisoned.
266 17/04/1935 ‘Lent and Easter’ Afrit Clues concern Lent and Easter.
267 24/04/1935 ‘Floréal’ Afrit Clues concern flowers; some lights form 'THE LILY QUEEN, THE ROYAL ROSE, THE GILLIFLOWER, PRINCE OF THE WOOD, THE COURTIER TULIP, GAY IN CLOTHES, THE REGAL BUD'.
268 01/05/1935 ‘Jubilee’ Doggerel Clues concern the Jubilee; some lights form 'YOU CANNOT CONTRIBUTE TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE'.
269 08/05/1935 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
270 15/05/1935 ‘Mrs. Hemans’ Doggerel Narrative concerning Mrs. Hemans, with some incomplete quotation clues.
271 22/05/1935 ‘Poet and Pestle’ Doggerel Clues concern poets who had studied medicine.
272 29/05/1935 ‘Prairial’ Afrit Clues concern harvesting; some lights form 'TWO MEN WENT TO MAW, WENT TO MOW A MEADOW; TWO MEN ONE MAN AND HIS DOG WENT TO MOW A MEADOW'.
273 05/06/1935 ‘Whitsuntide’ Afrit Clues concern Whitsuntide.
274 12/06/1935 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
275 19/06/1935 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
276 26/06/1935 ‘Messidor’ Afrit Lights are contained in three excerpts concerning harvest.
277 03/07/1935 ‘Old Age’ Doggerel Clues concern old age; some lights form 'LET ME GROW LOVELY GROWING OLD'.
278 10/07/1935 ‘Biblical VI’ Afrit Clues concern the Bible.
279 17/07/1935 Latin Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
280 24/07/1935 ‘Old Gems’ Doggerel Normal.
281 31/07/1935 ‘Fervidor’ Afrit Clues concern summer heat; 'SUN WHOSE RAYS ARE ALL ABLAZE WITH EVERLIVING GLORY WILL NOT DENY HIS MAJESTY: HE SCORNS TO TELL A STORY' may be read in the grid.
282 07/08/1935 ‘Friendship’ Doggerel Clues concern friendship.
283 14/08/1935 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
284 21/08/1935 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
285 28/08/1935 ‘Fructidor’ Afrit Clues concern fruit; some lights form 'FOR THE GAY FRUITS OF NATURE WHAT WISH CAN YOU FEEL WHEN COMPARED WITH THE FRUITS OF THE LOTTERY WHEEL?'
286 04/09/1935 ‘Once Removed II’   Some clues are synonyms of synonyms of the lights.
287 11/09/1935 ‘Twenty-six IV’ Afrit Words are regarded as numbers in base 26, with A = 1, B = 2, ..., Y = 25, Z = 0; clues mostly lead to phrases to be interpreted numerically, e.g. THE Times NEWSPAPER = KCZUMXYAQRPL, FOURTH of FIRTH = AOKEA.
288 18/09/1935 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
289 25/09/1935 ‘Vendémiaire’ Afrit Clues concern wine; some lights form 'ON TURNPIKES OF WONDER WINE LEADS the MIND FORTH, STRAIGHT, SIDEWISE AND UPWARD, WEST, SOUTHWARD AND NORTH'.
290 02/10/1935 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
291 09/10/1935 ‘Music II’   Clues concern music; a quotation from the SCHICKSALSLIED is given.
292 16/10/1935 ‘39AC’ Doggerel Clues concern riches; some lights form 'WHAT NEED HAVE WE OF INDIAN WEALTH, OR COMMERCE WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS? OUR CONSTITUTION IS IN HEALTH, AND RICHES CROWN OUR LABOURS'.
293 23/10/1935 ‘Cryptogram’ Afrit Lights are entered encoded; other lights then form LISTENER READERS ARE WARNED AGAINST THREE MEN, KNOWN RESPECTIVELY AS JANUS, DOGGEREL AND AFRIT, WHO PERSISTENTLY THWART THE EDITOR'S GENEROUS INTENTIONS TOWARDS CROSSWORD SOLVERS.
294 30/10/1935 ‘Brumaire’ Afrit Clues concern fog; some lights form 'WHEN THE TREBLE THICKNESS SPREAD SWALLOWS UP OUR NEXT AHEAD ... WHEN, HER PASSAGE UNDISCERNED, WE MUST TURN WHERE SHE HAS TURNED, HEAR THE CHANNEL FLEET AT SEA, LIBERA NOS, DOMINE!'
295 06/11/1935 ‘Square the Circle’ Doggerel The centre of the gris has been 'whited out'.
296 13/11/1935 Greek Janus Lights are entered in Greek.
297 20/11/1935 ‘Mark Twain’ Doggerel Grid is Times-style; clues concern Mark Twain.
298 27/11/1935 ‘Frimaire’ Afrit Clues concern frost; some lights form 'KEEN AGAINST THE WALLS OF SAPPHIRE, THE GLEAMING TREEBOLLS, ICE-EMBOSSED, HOLD UP THEIR CHANDELIERS OF FROST'.
299 04/12/1935 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
300 11/12/1935 Latin. Virgil Janus Lights are entered in Latin.
301 18/12/1935 ‘From the Xmas Post-Bag’ Doggerel Narrative involving Christmas thank-you letters.
302 25/12/1935 ‘Nivose’ Afrit Clues concern snow; some lights form 'DECEMBER, HITHER WITH MUFFLED TREAD, AND GAZE ON THE YEAR FOR THE YEAR IS DEAD, AND OVER HIM CAST A WAN WHITE PALL. TAKE DOWN THE MATTOCK AND PLY THE SPADE, AND DEEP IN THE CLAY LET HIS CLAY BE LAID, AND SNOWFLAKES FA
303 01/01/1936 ‘Another Year’ Doggerel Clues concern the New Year.
304 08/01/1936 ‘Surnames’ Afrit Narrative in the form of doggerel, with all words used being surnames giving a phonetic rendition.
305 15/01/1936 ‘Why, Sirs, the Name’s a Word’ Doggerel Most lights are eponyms.
306 22/01/1936 ‘Secret Codes’ Louis C.S. Mansfield Simple substitution cipher, which decoded reads INTRODUCING WORDS LIKE PYX INTO CRYPTS OCCASIONS ONLY SLIGHT DIFFICULTY. WOULD-BE CRYPTOGRAPHERS GENERALLY GUARD AGAINST SUCH OBVIOUS PITFALLS.
307 29/01/1936 ‘Words’ Worth’ Afrit Clues are incomplete quotations from Wordsworth; each light is the product of the letter values in the missing word.
308 05/02/1936 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
309 12/02/1936 ‘Valentine’s Day’ Doggerel Narrative concerning Valentine's day.
310 19/02/1936 Latin   Lights are entered in Latin.
311 26/02/1936 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
312 04/03/1936 ‘Second-hand’ Afrit Most clues are taken from the Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs.
313 11/03/1936 ‘Moore’ Doggerel Clues are incomplete quotations from Thomas Moore.
314 18/03/1936 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
315 25/03/1936 ‘Pickwick’ Doggerel Clues concern Pickwick Papers.
316 01/04/1936 ‘1st April’ Doggerel Clues concern fools.
317 08/04/1936 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
318 15/04/1936 ‘Cryptogram II’ Afrit A simple substitution cipher is used for certain words in clues; these lights are encoded on entry. The unclued lights form a report on an investigation.
319 22/04/1936 ‘Old Gems’ Doggerel Clues are incomplete quotations.
320 29/04/1936 ‘Bees’ Afrit Clues concern bees.
321 06/05/1936 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
322 13/05/1936 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
323 20/05/1936 ‘Nasal Manoeuvres’ Afrit Clues concern noses.
324 27/05/1936 ‘Horsy’ Doggerel Clues concern horses.
325 03/06/1936 ‘Biblical VII’ Afrit Clues concern the Bible.
326 10/06/1936 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
327 17/06/1936 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
328 24/06/1936 ‘Optical Allusions’ Afrit Clues concern eyes.
329 01/07/1936 ‘Cacographical’ Doggerel Clues are incomplete quotations; they and all lights involve misspellings.
330 08/07/1936 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
331 15/07/1936 ‘All Square’ Afrit Numerical puzzle involving solutions of a - b = b - c = x.
332 22/07/1936 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
333 29/07/1936 ‘Hair-splits’ Afrit Clues concern hair.
334 05/08/1936 ‘Pets’ Doggerel Clues concern pets.
335 12/08/1936 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
336 19/08/1936 ‘Twenty-six V’ Afrit Words are regarded as numbers in base 26, with A = 1, B = 2, ..., Y = 25, Z = 0; clues mostly lead to phrases to be interpreted numerically, e.g. half-WITTED = KQWJBO, TIME and AGAIN = BAJVS.
337 26/08/1936 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
338 02/09/1936 ‘Gradatim IV’ Afrit Lights are 'steps in a train of thought', each vaguely suggesting the next.
339 09/09/1936 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
340 16/09/1936 ‘Utopia’ Doggerel Clues concern various utopias.
341 23/09/1936 ‘Diagonal V’ Afrit Diagonals spell SOVIET RUSSIA and FASCIST ITALY.
342 30/09/1936 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
343 07/10/1936 ‘Ecclestiastical’ Afrit Clues concern ecclesiastical matters.
344 14/10/1936 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
345 21/10/1936 ‘Pseudonyms’ Doggerel Clues concern pseudonyms.
346 28/10/1936 ‘Bishop’s Move’ Afrit Lights are entered diagonally, ending at the edge of the grid.Some lights form 'FROM EAST AND SOUTH THE HOLY CLAN OF BISHOPS GATHERED TO A MAN; TO SYNOD CALLED PAN-ANGLICAN IN FLOCKING CROWDS THEY CAME'.
347 04/11/1936 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
348 11/11/1936 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
349 18/11/1936 ‘W.S. Gilbert’ Doggerel Clues concern writings of W.S. Gilbert.
350 25/11/1936 ‘The Knight and the Castle’ Afrit Certain knight's paths spell 'PRINCE, PRIDE MUST HAVE A FALL. WHAT IS THE WORTH OF ALL YOUR STATE'S SUPREME URBANITIES? BAD AT THE BEST'S THE GAM. WELL MIGHT THE SAGE EXCLAIM:- 'O VANITY OF VANITIES!''
351 02/12/1936 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
352 09/12/1936 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
353 16/12/1936 ‘The Daughter Tongue’ Afrit Narrative in the form of a poem concerning Americanisms.
354 23/12/1936 ‘Christmas Bells’ Doggerel Clues concern Christmas.
355 30/12/1936 ‘Cross-number XIII’ Afrit Numerical puzzle concerning triangles with integral sides and area 13,860.
356 06/01/1937 ‘A Puzzle for 12th Day’ Doggerel Clues all involve the number twelve.
357 13/01/1937 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
358 20/01/1937 ‘Plum-stones’ Afrit Clues concern one or more of 'tinker, tailor, ...'.
359 27/01/1937 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
360 03/02/1937 ‘Cross-number XIV’ Afrit Numerical puzzle concerning triangles with integral sides and areas.
361 10/02/1937 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
362 17/02/1937 ‘Comic Poets’ Doggerel Clues concern comic poets.
363 24/02/1937 ‘Tinker’ Afrit Clues concern tinkers.
364 03/03/1937 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
365 10/03/1937 Greek Crossword Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
366 17/03/1937 ‘To Any Reader’ Afrit Clues are literary, and are in doggerel.
367 24/03/1937 ‘Tailor’ Afrit Clues concern tailors.
368 31/03/1937 ‘Swinburne’ Doggerel Clues concern Swinburne.
369 07/04/1937 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
370 14/04/1937 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
371 21/04/1937 ‘Soldier’ Afrit Clues concern soldiers.
372 28/04/1937 ‘An Old Story’ Doggerel Narrative concerning the mutiny on the Bounty.
373 05/05/1937 ‘Cryptogram III’ Afrit Down lights are entered using a substitution cipher; unclued lights form MARSHAL FACTS FROM GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND PRIVATE INFORMATION FOR MAJOR SUCCESS.
374 12/05/1937 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
375 19/05/1937 ‘Sailor’ Afrit Clues concern sailors.
376 26/05/1937 ‘Clowns’ Doggerel Clues concern clowns.
377 02/06/1937 ‘Printer’s Devilry’ Afrit Clues are PD (in some cases the omitted letters form not one word but two or three).
378 09/06/1937 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
379 16/06/1937 ‘Old Gems’ Doggerel Clues concern literary references.
380 23/06/1937 Analysis of Unknown Solution Proton Clues concern chemistry.
381 30/06/1937 ‘Rich Man’ Afrit Clues concern rich men.
382 07/07/1937 ‘Re-Hash’ Doggerel Clues are taken from earlier puzzles by Doggerel.
383 14/07/1937 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
384 21/07/1937 ‘Dress’ Doggerel Clues concern dress.
385 28/07/1937 ‘New Century’ Afrit Clues are in doggerel.
386 04/08/1937 ‘Ben Jonson’ Doggerel Clues concern Ben Jonson.
387 11/08/1937 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
388 18/08/1937 ‘Holiday Task’ Afrit Narrative in the form of a letter.
389 25/08/1937 ‘Similes’ Doggerel Clues involve similes.
390 01/09/1937 ‘Biblical VIII’ Afrit Clues concern the Bible.
391 08/09/1937 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
392 15/09/1937 ‘Musical Composition’ Proton Clues concern music.
393 22/09/1937 ‘What For?’ Afrit Clues are of the form '? for ___', e.g. 'M for ___' leads to SIZE, 'Z for ___' leads to EFFECT.
394 29/09/1937 ‘Children’s Hour’ Doggerel Clues concern fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
395 06/10/1937 Analysis of Unknown Solution. No. 2 Proton Clues concern chemistry.
396 13/10/1937 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
397 20/10/1937 ‘Playfair’ Afrit 12 lights are entered Playfair-coded, with the code-square entered in the centre of the grid. KEY: Whiskerando
398 27/10/1937 (Competition No. 398)   Literary competition.
399 03/11/1937 ‘Cross-number XV’ Afrit Numerical puzzle, printed with an error which made it insoluble; corrected as no. 405.
400 10/11/1937 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
401 17/11/1937 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
402 24/11/1937 (Competition No. 402)   Literary competition.
403 01/12/1937 ‘Gradatim V’ Afrit Lights are 'steps in a train of thought', each vaguely suggesting the next.
404 08/12/1937 ‘Devilled Latin’ Pollux Clues are PD, and they and lights are in Latin.
405 15/12/1937 ‘Cross-number XV’ Afrit Numerical puzzle; corrected form of no. 399.
406 22/12/1937 (Dickens and Christmas)   Literary competition.
407 29/12/1937 ‘Time, Weather and News’ Doggerel Clues concern time, weather or news.
408 05/01/1938 ‘Twenty-six VI’ Afrit Words are regarded as numbers in base 26, with A = 1, B = 2, ..., Y = 25, Z = 0; clues mostly lead to phrases to be interpreted numerically, e.g. SAVED from WRECK = DPHXG, WOODEN WALLs = TXCHJFNAZL.
409 12/01/1938 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
410 19/01/1938 ‘Anagram Tangram’ Proton Lights are anagrams of answers to clues.
411 26/01/1938 Competition No. 411 Salijok Literary competition.
412 02/02/1938 ‘Brevities’ Doggerel Some lights contain SIGNS or SYMBOLS, e.g. SUR+, REPRIM&.
413 09/02/1938 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
414 16/02/1938 ‘Diagonal VI’ Afrit Clues are in doggerel; diagonals spell HAPPY-GO-LUCKY and DEVIL-MAY-CARE.
415 23/02/1938 Competition No. 415 Samoth Literary competition.
416 02/03/1938 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
417 09/03/1938 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
418 16/03/1938 Current Topics Proton Clues concern radio.
419 23/03/1938 ‘Afrit’ Afrit Grid forms a portrait of Afrit.
420 30/03/1938 Competition No. 420   Literary competition.
421 06/04/1938 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
422 13/04/1938 Latin. Horace Pollux Lights are entered in Latin; clues concern works of Horace.
423 20/04/1938 ‘Diagonal VII’ Afrit Diagonals spell HATCHET-FACED and LANTERN-JAWED.
424 27/04/1938 Competition No. 424   Literary competition.
425 04/05/1938 Music II Proton Clues concern music.
426 11/05/1938 Greek. Sophocles Pollux Lights are entered in Greek; clues concern works of Sophocles.
427 18/05/1938 ‘On 8As’ Doggerel Narrative concerning puns.
428 25/05/1938 Competition No. 428   Literary competition.
429 02/06/1938 ‘Conventional’ Afrit Grid has black squares.
430 09/06/1938 ‘Latin’ Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
431 16/06/1938 Analysis of Unknown Solution No. 3 Proton Clues concern chemistry.
432 23/06/1938 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
433 30/06/1938 Competition No. 433   Literary competition.
434 07/07/1938 ‘Amends’ Afrit Normal.
435 14/07/1938 ‘Greek’ Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
436 21/07/1938 ‘Chapter Headings’ Proton Most clues are incomplete chapter headings.
437 28/07/1938 ‘Re-Hash II’ Doggerel Clues are taken from earlier puzzles by Doggerel.
438 04/08/1938 Names — I Scorpio Lights are proper names, mostly clued by incomplete quotations.
439 11/08/1938 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
440 18/08/1938 Anagram Tangram II Proton Lights are anagrams of answers to clues.
441 25/08/1938 ‘General’ Doggerel Clues are in doggerel.
442 01/09/1938 Names II Scorpio Lights are proper names, mostly clued by incomplete quotations.
443 08/09/1938 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
444 15/09/1938 Music III Proton Clues concern music.
445 22/09/1938 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
446 29/09/1938 ‘Bridge’ Scorpio Clues concern bridge.
447 06/10/1938 Art I Proton Clues concern art.
448 13/10/1938 Latin Crossword Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
449 20/10/1938 ‘Head or Tail’ Doggerel Each answer is made up of two words, one of which is the light.
450 27/10/1938 ‘Geography’ Nomad Clues concern geography.
451 03/11/1938 ‘Football’ Scorpio Clues concern football.
452 10/11/1938 Greek — Euripides Castor Lights are entered in Greek; clues concern works of Euripides.
453 17/11/1938 ‘Suggestions’ Doggerel Many clues include definitions of homophones of the lights.
454 24/11/1938 ‘Phraseological’ Afrit Several lights are phrases.
455 01/12/1938 ‘What For?’ Proton Clues are of the form '? for ___', e.g. 'I for ___' leads to NOVELLO, 'X for ___' leads to EASTER.
456 08/12/1938 Latin. Virgil Pollux Lights are entered in Latin; clues concern works of Virgil.
457 15/12/1938 Cross-number Abdul Numerical puzzle; clues are of the form (a,b,c) where a + c = 2b and a + b, a + c, b + c are all squares.
458 22/12/1938 ‘Christmas Thoughts’ Doggerel Clues concern Christmas.
459 29/12/1938 Football II Scorpio Clues concern football; some lights form 'SHOOTS AGAINST THE DUSKY POLE FACING TOWARD THE OTHER GOAL'.
460 05/01/1939 Alphabet Proton 26 lights begin with different letters; the others, clued by quotations, all begin with S.
461 12/01/1939 Graeco-Roman Pollux Across lights are entered in Latin, down in Greek.
462 19/01/1939 ‘Burns’ Doggerel Clues concern works of Burns.
463 26/01/1939 ‘Parson’s Pleasure’ Afrit Clues concern clerical matters.
464 02/02/1939 Question and Answer Scorpio Lights are homophones of questions, to which the clues are answers; clues also contain definitions.
465 09/02/1939 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
466 16/02/1939 Analysis of Unknown Solution No. 4 Proton Clues concern chemistry.
467 23/02/1939 ‘A Literary Crossword’ Doggerel Grid is Times-style; clues concern literary works.
468 02/03/1939 ‘Absent Friends’ Afrit Lights are words omitted from a poem, including 38 surnames; the remainder is presented with gaps closed and different line spacing.
469 09/03/1939 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
470 16/03/1939 Kaleidoscopic Tiber Normal.
471 23/03/1939 Football — III Scorpio Certain squares are occupied by two teams of football players.
472 30/03/1939 Chapter Headings II Proton Most clues are incomplete chapter headings.
473 06/04/1939 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
474 13/04/1939 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
475 20/04/1939 ‘Two minus One’ Afrit Each clue leads to three words, of which the third is contained in the juxtaposition of the first two; the light is the remainder.
476 27/04/1939 Bridge II Scorpio Clues concern bridge; unclued lights form 'HIS VERY SERVICEABLE SUIT OF BLACK WAS COURTLY ONCE'.
477 04/05/1939 Music — IV Proton Clues concern music.
478 11/05/1939 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
479 18/05/1939 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
480 25/05/1939 ‘Printer’s Devilry’ — II Afrit Clues are PD.
481 01/06/1939 ‘L.S.D.’ Scorpio Clues concern money.
482 08/06/1939 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
483 15/06/1939 ‘Astronomy’ Proton Clues concern astronomy.
484 22/06/1939 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
485 29/06/1939 ‘Acrostic’ Afrit Initial letters of lights spell THE CROSSWORD SETTER (across) and THE DOG HAS HIS POINTS (down).
486 06/07/1939 ‘Cricket’ Scorpio Clues concern cricket; unclued lights form 'THAT CROWDED HOUR OF GLORIOUS LIVES - TEN OF THEM, ALL FROM DRIVES!'
487 13/07/1939 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
488 20/07/1939 ‘Cryptonym’ Proton 10 lights are encoded using the middle two rows of the grid, containing the codeword followed by the rest of the alphabet in order; each letter becomes that above or below it. KEY: Hudibras
489 27/07/1939 ‘Re-Hash III’ Doggerel Clues are taken from earlier puzzles by Doggerel.
490 03/08/1939 ‘Cross-number XVI’ Afrit Numerical puzzle concerning triangles with integral sides and area.
491 10/08/1939 Latin Poets at Brundisium Pollux Narrative put together from quotations from Lucretius, Catullus, Virgil and Horace; lights are entered in Latin.
492 17/08/1939 H.C.F. Scorpio Clues in each direction are given in alphabetical order of their lights; clues are also given to words which can be formed from the letters common to two lights of the same length.
493 24/08/1939 ‘Bret Harte’ Doggerel Clues concern works of Bret Harte.
494 31/08/1939 Art — II Proton Clues concern art.
495 07/09/1939 Twisted Clues Scorpio Clues have been anagrammatised word by word, one word sometimes becoming two or more.
496 14/09/1939 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek.
497 21/09/1939 ‘Extra Helpful’ Afrit Normal.
498 28/09/1939 ‘Miscellaneous’ Doggerel Normal.
499 05/10/1939 Golf Proton Clues concern golf.
500 12/10/1939 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
501 19/10/1939 Dead Letters Scorpio Each light loses a letter on entry; omitted letters exhaust the alphabet twice.
502 26/10/1939 Analysis of Unknown Solution No. 5 Proton Clues concern chemistry.
503 02/11/1939 ‘Biblical IX’ Afrit Solutions are words in the A.V. or R.V. text or margin.
504 09/11/1939 Geometry Scorpio Clues concern geometry.
505 16/11/1939 Miscellaneous Doggerel Normal.
506 23/11/1939 ‘El-em-en-tary’ Jabberwock Each letter E in the lights is replaced by L, M or N (as given by the intersecting light).
507 30/11/1939 Anglo-French Proton Across lights are in English, down in French.
508 07/12/1939 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek.
509 14/12/1939 Names III Scorpio Most of the unchecked letters are arranged in twelve classes; the letters within each can be arranged to form a name, which is clued.
510 21/12/1939 ‘Acrostic II’ Afrit Initial letters of lights spell PROPER GOOSE GOBBLES GOEBBELS PROPAGANDA.
511 28/12/1939 ‘Gambits’ Josephus Many clues involve quotations, taken from the opening sentences of literary works.
512 04/01/1940 Music V Proton Clues concern music.
513 11/01/1940 General Doggerel Clues are couplets.
514 18/01/1940 H.C.F. II Scorpio Clues in each direction are given in alphabetical order of their lights; clues are also given to words which can be formed from the letters common to two lights of the same length.
515 25/01/1940 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
516 01/02/1940 Alphabet II Proton 26 lights begin with different letters; the others all begin with A.
517 08/02/1940 Cross Number Abdul Numerical puzzle concerning solutions to x y = pz for p prime and < 100.
518 15/02/1940 Crossword No. 518 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
519 22/02/1940 ‘Old Gems’ Doggerel Normal.
520 29/02/1940 General Sirius Normal.
521 07/03/1940 Blue Pencil Scorpio Each clue has omitted letters which appear in the light.
522 14/03/1940 Crossword No. 522 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
523 21/03/1940 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek capitals.
524 28/03/1940 General Sirius Normal.
525 04/04/1940 Architecture Proton Clues concern architecture.
526 11/04/1940 Crossword No. 526 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
527 18/04/1940 ‘Inns’ Doggerel Clues concern inns.
528 25/04/1940 Crossword No. 528 Sirius Normal.
529 02/05/1940 ‘Word-Ladder II’ Afrit Lights are rungs of a 6-letter word-ladder; some, and the other rungs, are clued.
530 09/05/1940 Crossword No. 530 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
531 16/05/1940 Aviation Proton Clues concern aviation.
532 23/05/1940 Crossword No. 532 Sirius Normal.
533 30/05/1940 ‘Thomas Hardy’ Doggerel Clues refer to novels of Thomas Hardy.
534 06/06/1940 Crossword No. 534 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
535 13/06/1940 ‘Slang and the Like’ Jabberwock Clues concern slang.
536 20/06/1940 Crossword No. 536 Sirius Normal.
537 27/06/1940 Cross-number Algy Numerical puzzle with lights forming Pythagorean triples.
538 04/07/1940 A Little Bit of Nonsense Sirius Narrative; grid is Times-style.
539 11/07/1940 ‘Catullus’ Doggerel Clues concern poems of Catullus.
540 18/07/1940 Crossword No. 540 Sirius Normal.
541 25/07/1940 ‘Re-Hash IV’ Doggerel Clues are taken from earlier puzzles by Doggerel.
542 01/08/1940 Crossword No. 542 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
543 08/08/1940 Mishmash Tracer Normal.
544 15/08/1940 Crossword No. 544 Sirius Normal.
545 22/08/1940 Checking Up Scorpio Normal with no unchecked letters.
546 29/08/1940 A Nursery Flavour Sirius Grid is Times-style; clues relate to nursery rhymes.
547 05/09/1940 ‘Double Acrostic’ Afrit Initial and final letters of across lights spell 'GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND' and ENGLAND, HOME AND BEAUTY respectively.
548 12/09/1940 Colourful Sirius All across lights are words or phrases prefaced by colours.
549 19/09/1940 Chess Proton Central 8 x 8 square is shaded as a chess-board, with 16 pieces acting as blocked squares; clues are all thematic.
550 26/09/1940 Crossword No. 550 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
551 03/10/1940 Latin Word-Ladder Pollux Lights are rungs of a 6-letter Latin word-ladder; some, and the other rungs, are clued.
552 10/10/1940 Crossword No. 552 Sirius Normal.
553 17/10/1940 ‘Means Test’ Jabberwock Clues ending in question-marks are misdefinitions of the lights, e.g. 'Remove from bed?' leads to DEBUNK.
554 24/10/1940 Crossword No. 554 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
555 31/10/1940 Anglo-French 2 Proton Across lights are in English, down in French.
556 07/11/1940 Crossword No. 556 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
557 14/11/1940 Mishmash Tracer Normal; main diagonals are also clued.
558 21/11/1940 Crossword No. 558 Sirius Normal.
559 28/11/1940 ‘Spitfire and Hurricane’ Jabberwock Most clues concern dragons and winds.
560 05/12/1940 Crossword No. 560 Sirius Normal.
561 12/12/1940 ‘Printer’s Devilry III’ Afrit Clues are PD.
562 19/12/1940 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek capitals.
563 26/12/1940 Crossword No. 563 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
564 02/01/1941 Crossword No. 564 Sirius Normal.
565 09/01/1941 ‘General’ Doggerel Normal.
566 16/01/1941 Crossword No. 566 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
567 23/01/1941 Triple Entente 1 Proton NW-SE diagonals are all words, and are clued.
568 30/01/1941 Crossword No. 568 Sirius Normal.
569 06/02/1941 Crossword No. 569 Jabberwock Normal.
570 13/02/1941 Crossword No. 570 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
571 20/02/1941 Rhymeless Scorpio Clues are couplets from which the last word has been removed.
572 27/02/1941 Crossword No. 572 Sirius Normal.
573 06/03/1941 Brevities II Doggerel Some lights contain SIGNS or SYMBOLS, e.g. TER-, NON+.
574 13/03/1941 Crossword No. 574 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
575 20/03/1941 A Rainy Theme Joxon Several lights are CATs or DOGs.
576 27/03/1941 Crossword No. 576 Sirius Normal.
577 03/04/1941 Alphabet III Proton 26 lights begin with different letters; the others begin with vowels.
578 10/04/1941 Crossword No. 578 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
579 17/04/1941 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
580 24/04/1941 Geographical Sirius Several lights are place-names.
581 01/05/1941 Today Joxon Clues concern May Day.
582 08/05/1941 Crossword No. 582 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
583 15/05/1941 Engineering? Tracer Some clues concern engineering.
584 22/05/1941 Services Sirius Normal.
585 29/05/1941 Question and Answer — II Scorpio Lights are homophones of questions, to which the clues are answers; clues also contain definitions.
586 05/06/1941 Crossword No. 586 Sirius Grid is Times-style.
587 12/06/1941 Pisces Proton Several lights are names of fish.
588 19/06/1941 June Joxon Clues concern the month of June.
589 26/06/1941 Rhymeless II Scorpio Clues are couplets from which the last word has been removed.
590 03/07/1941 Crossword No. 590 Sirius Normal.
591 10/07/1941 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
592 17/07/1941 A Burning Question Joxon Several clues concern FIRE.
593 24/07/1941 Analysis of Unknown Solution, No. 6 Proton Clues concern chemistry.
594 31/07/1941 General Doggerel Normal.
595 07/08/1941 Plain Joxon Several lights are anagrams of PLAIN.
596 14/08/1941 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
597 21/08/1941 Question and Answer III Scorpio Lights are omitted from lines of verse, which form rhyming couplets of questions and answers.
598 28/08/1941 Clericlews Proton Several lights are omitted from five clerihews.
599 04/09/1941 Dvorák Centenary Kick Clues concern Dvork.
600 11/09/1941 Creators and Creatures Jabberwock 18 6-letter unclued lights are the names of authors and characters from their works.
601 18/09/1941 General Sirius Normal.
602 25/09/1941 Nursery Rhymes Doggerel Clues concern nursery rhymes.
603 02/10/1941 A Bit Fishy Joxon Several lights are names of fish.
604 09/10/1941 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
605 16/10/1941 Triple Entente II Proton NW-SE diagonals are all words, and are clued.
606 23/10/1941 Transquotations Scorpio Each clue is a quotation, in which one word (the light) has been replaced by a word from one of the other quotations.
607 30/10/1941 Menagerie Jabberwock 26 unclued lights are 'names' of animals in real life, art etc.; their initials exhaust the alphabet.
608 06/11/1941 A Little Rugger Sirius Grid is Times-style.
609 13/11/1941 A Literary Crossword Doggerel Grid is Times-style.
610 20/11/1941 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek capitals.
611 27/11/1941 Rare (and, I Hope, Refreshing!) Joxon Normal.
612 04/12/1941 General Sirius Normal.
613 11/12/1941 Alphabet IV Proton 26 lights begin with different letters; the others begin with vowels.
614 18/12/1941 Mishmash Tracer Normal.
615 25/12/1941 One Hundred Years Ago Lingo Several clues are incomplete quotations from works written or first published in 1841.
616 01/01/1942 General Sirius Normal.
617 08/01/1942 Theme I Proton Each across light contains 3 consecutive letters in alphabetical order, e.g. CALMNESS.
618 15/01/1942 Lisped in Numbers Scorpio Narrative in verse.
619 22/01/1942 Mathematical Algy Clues concern mathematics.
620 29/01/1942 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
621 05/02/1942 Freedom Doggerel Clues concern freedom; unclued lights form 'WE MUST BE FREE OR DIE, WHO SPEAK THE TONGUE THAT SHAKESPEARE SPAKE; THE FAITH AND MORALS HOLD WHICH MILTON HELD'.
622 12/02/1942 Aeronautical Kick Clues concern aeroplanes.
623 19/02/1942 Theme II Proton Across lights are pairs of words which can be spoonerised; clues define both halves in each version.
624 26/02/1942 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
625 05/03/1942 A Bit Fishy (2) Joxon Clues concern fish.
626 12/03/1942 White Knight’s Move Jabberwock Quotation clues lead to words which define the lights.
627 19/03/1942 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
628 26/03/1942 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
629 02/04/1942 Spring Joxon Clues concern spring.
630 09/04/1942 221B Revisited Peter Quince Italicised clues refer to Sherlock Holmes stories.
631 16/04/1942 The Journey Systemat Numerical puzzle concerning a journey.
632 23/04/1942 Food for Thought Doggerel Clues concern food.
633 30/04/1942 General Sirius Normal.
634 07/05/1942 Smoking Concert Proton Clues concern smoking.
635 14/05/1942 Puzzled Puzzlers Scorpio Several lights are anagrams of setters.
636 21/05/1942 Two to One Bar One Joxon Normal.
637 28/05/1942 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
638 04/06/1942 Gambits II Josephus Many clues involve quotations, taken from the opening sentences of literary works.
639 11/06/1942 Dickens Dexter Grid is Times-style; clues concern Dickens.
640 18/06/1942 Music VI Proton Clues concern music.
641 25/06/1942 General Sirius Normal.
642 02/07/1942 Differences Tracer Each clue defines two words; the light is an anagram of the difference between them. Unclued lights form 'COME, SIR, ARISE, AWAY! I'LL TEACH YOU DIFFERENCES'.
643 09/07/1942 Summer Joxon Clues concern summer.
644 16/07/1942 Loose Couplings Scorpio Normal.
645 23/07/1942 ‘Of Cabbages — and Kings’ Jabberwock Clues quote the song of the Walrus and the Carpenter.
646 30/07/1942 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
647 06/08/1942 Lettergram I Proton Across lights may run from the end of one row to the beginning of the next; ignoring bars, they read as an excerpt from a business letter.
648 13/08/1942 Proverbial Jabberwock Many clues refer to proverbs.
649 20/08/1942 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin.
650 27/08/1942 General Sirius Normal.
651 03/09/1942 The Office Systemat Numerical puzzle concerning an office.
652 10/09/1942 Gilbert and Sullivan Joxon Clues refer to Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
653 17/09/1942 Logogriph Tracer Central row contains DUELIST and CHAMFRON; all other lights are made up of these letters.
654 24/09/1942 General Sirius Normal.
655 01/10/1942 Tennyson Doggerel Grid is Times-style; clues refer to works of Tennyson (died 06/10/1892).
656 08/10/1942 Soulless Jim All except four lights lose ST on entry.
657 15/10/1942 Jigsaw Jabberwock Seven clued 7-letter lights each divide into a 3- and a 4-letter word; these are entered elsewhere.
658 22/10/1942 Theme III Proton Each across light contains 3 consecutive vowels.
659 29/10/1942 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
660 05/11/1942 Numerical Kryptos Each clue gives the positions of the letters of the light in alphabetical order, e.g. 5-1-9-2-12-3-8-11-6-10-4-7 leads to CARAVANSERAI.
661 12/11/1942 Anagrammatical Tracer Each light is an anagram of the answer to the clue.
662 19/11/1942 Dead Letters I Scorpio Each answer loses its initial letter on entry; the omissions exhaust the alphabet twice.
663 26/11/1942 General Sirius Normal.
664 03/12/1942 Greek Word-Ladder Pollux Lights are rungs of a 6-letter Greek word-ladder.
665 10/12/1942 The Little Farm Systemat Numerical puzzle concerning a farm.
666 17/12/1942 The Unnecessary Letter Algy Most lights lose at least one Z on entry.
667 24/12/1942 Inexcusable Ignorance Peter Quince All clues and lights are taken from the A.V. of the Bible.
668 31/12/1942 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
669 07/01/1943 Lays of the Laureate Lingo Clues are incomplete quotations from poems written by Poets Laureate.
670 14/01/1943 Miscellaneous Joxon Normal.
671 21/01/1943 Theme IV Proton Final letters of across lights exhaust the alphabet.
672 28/01/1943 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
673 04/02/1943 Zoo Redling Most clues concern animals.
674 11/02/1943 A Mixed Bag Nimrod Normal.
675 18/02/1943 Analogonyms Tesremos Across lights are formed by analogy, e.g. SARUM = SALISBURY, so ALARUM = ALALISBURY.
676 25/02/1943 General Sirius Normal.
677 04/03/1943 Abbrevanagram Potomac Lights are acronymic anagrams of the answers.
678 11/03/1943 Artists Jim Clues concern artists.
679 18/03/1943 Sums Tracer Each clue defines two or more words, a composite anagram of which is the light; unclued lights form 'SUCH SUM OR SUMS AS ARE EXPRESSED IN THE CONDITION'.
680 25/03/1943 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
681 01/04/1943 Remus Rebus Blackrock Clues are taken from works of Uncle Remus.
682 08/04/1943 A Pretty Kettle of Fish Joxon Lights are names of fish.
683 15/04/1943 Towns Babs Clues framed as questions have towns as answers, e.g. 'How did the concert go?' leads to SINGAPORE.
684 22/04/1943 Puzzled Puzzlers Scorpio 8 perimeter words together form an anagram of 8 setters.
685 29/04/1943 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
686 06/05/1943 Word Sums I Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
687 13/05/1943 Chessboard Tesremos Grid is a chessboard; there are no pawns. Each piece has two lights entered on two double moves.
688 20/05/1943 A Few Quotations Sirius Grid is Times-style; some clues are incomplete quotations.
689 27/05/1943 Swan-Song Doggerel Clues are paired to form couplets.
690 03/06/1943 Unbelievable Tale Tracer Narrative involving EDWIN DROOD; diagonals spell DO NOT BELIEVE IT and LIST A BRIEF TALE.
691 10/06/1943 Ten Characters in Search of their Authors Babs 10 characters and authors are unclued.
692 17/06/1943 Cryptogram Cocos All clues are encoded by adding COCOSCOCOS...
693 24/06/1943 General Sirius Normal.
694 01/07/1943 10A 11 Tracer Diagonals spell IMPONDERABLES and ASTARTE/OSIRIS; unclued lights form 'SEE MYSTERY TO MATHEMATICS FLY! IN VAIN!'
695 08/07/1943 Alphabet 5 Proton 26 lights begin with different letters; the others begin with vowels.
696 15/07/1943 Latin: Poets in Tunisia Pollux Narrative as Latin dialogue between Vergil, Horace, Propertius and Ovid, each quoting from one of the others' works.
697 22/07/1943 General Sirius Normal.
698 29/07/1943 Crossnumber: 121 Base Abdul Numerical puzzle concerning 24 triangles with integral sides and areas.
699 05/08/1943 Franco-British Medley Pangloss Clues are in English, lights in French.
700 12/08/1943 Topped and Tailed Babs 13 clues are italicised; their lights are anagrams of the answers with first and last letters removed, these exhausting the alphabet.
701 19/08/1943 Exempli Gratia Peter Quince Many lights are figures of speech clued by examples.
702 26/08/1943 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
703 02/09/1943 Diagonal Cocos Lights are entered diagonally.
704 09/09/1943 Anagram Tangram III Proton Lights are anagrams of answers to clues.
705 16/09/1943 Getting Poets Down Scorpio Across clues are incomplete quotations from poetry; down lights are the poets.
706 23/09/1943 Clothes Ration Jabberwock Clues concern clothes.
707 30/09/1943 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
708 07/10/1943 Wheels within Wheels Tracer Across lights are synonyms of LIVE or DIE; unclued lights form 'THOUGH TO ITSELF IT ONLY LIVE AND DIE'.
709 14/10/1943 Untied Anagrams Babs Each italicised clue leads to a word ending in -TY; this suffix is to be removed and an anagram of the remainder entered.
710 21/10/1943 Largely Nominal Jabberwock Quotation clues lead to proper nouns appearing somewhere in the work cited.
711 28/10/1943 General Sirius Normal.
712 04/11/1943 The 2 5 Proton Narrative concerning the COMPLEAT LISTENER.
713 11/11/1943 Fifth Calumny Jim 17 clues are anagrams of coded versions of the lights, the encoding being by adding a different letter in each case.
714 18/11/1943 Overlapping Scorpio Grid is blank; lights within a row or column overlap.
715 25/11/1943 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
716 02/12/1943 Doublets Tesremos Each clue is used twice.
717 09/12/1943 Olla Podrida Joxon Normal.
718 16/12/1943 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
719 23/12/1943 Nuts to Crack Tracer Across clues are of the form GEWD (= WINGED), leading to ALATE.
720 30/12/1943 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
721 06/01/1944 Measure for Measure Potomac Across lights are all measures, clued by the sums of their component letters, treated as Roman numerals.
722 13/01/1944 Knight’s Move Cocos Across lights are normal; down lights travel by knight's moves.
723 20/01/1944 Anglo-French Proton Across lights are in English, down in French.
724 27/01/1944 General Sirius Unclued lights form 'BRING ME MY BOW OF BURNING GOLD, ... ARROWS OF DESIRE, ... SPEAR, ... CHARIOT OF FIRE ... MENTAL FIGHT ... SWORD'
725 03/02/1944 Anagramania Pangloss Lights are anagrams of answers to clues.
726 10/02/1944 Signed Lines Lingo Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are the words or parts thereof omitted, forming anagrams of the poets' names.
727 17/02/1944 Dead Letters II Scorpio Each answer loses its initial letter on entry; the omissions exhaust the alphabet twice.
728 24/02/1944 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
729 02/03/1944 Jig-Shaw Potomac Clues in each direction are arranged in order of length of light; initial letters of lights spell 'IN GOOD KING CHARLES'S GOLDEN DAYS' - G.B.S.
730 09/03/1944 Olla Podrida II Joxon Normal.
731 16/03/1944 Venture atte Bowe Dugovt Grid is Times-style; clues and lights are in French.
732 23/03/1944 Hexads Tracer All lights are 6-letter; 16 have two identical halves (e.g. MOTMOT), and clues refer only to one half.
733 30/03/1944 General Jim Normal.
734 06/04/1944 Knight’s Move II Cocos Across lights are normal; down lights travel by knight's moves.
735 13/04/1944 Puzzled Puzzlers Scorpio Unclued lights form 'THOU HAST FRIGHTED THE WORD OUT OF HIS RIGHT SENSE SO FORCIBLE IS THY WIT'.
736 20/04/1944 Square-sided Triangles Abdul Numerical puzzle concerning pairs of triangles with integral sides and areas, two of whose sides are perfect squares.
737 27/04/1944 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
738 04/05/1944 A Pretty Kettle of Fish Joxon Clues concern angling.
739 11/05/1944 Pig in a Poke Babs Across lights are entered in the manner of FORTINBRAS becoming BRAFORTS.
740 18/05/1944 Nouns for Towns Tracer 18 clues lead to nouns, the first half of which are to be changed to form towns, e.g. TUBEROSE leads to MONTROSE.
741 25/05/1944 Kipling Sirius Clues refer to works of Kipling.
742 01/06/1944 Lovers’ ABC Tesremos Across lights are 23 adjectives, beginning with different letters of the alphabet, used in a passage from Don Quixote to describe what a lover should be.
743 08/06/1944 Lettergram II Proton Across lights may run from the end of one row to the beginning of the next; ignoring bars, they read as an excerpt from a legal document.
744 15/06/1944 Common Factor Rex Clues are linked in couplets; the first three or more letters of the first answer of each pair appear at the beginning of the second, and are omitted in one or other position when entered.
745 22/06/1944 Midsummer Night’s Theme Blackrock Clues refer to fairies.
746 29/06/1944 General Sirius Normal.
747 06/07/1944 Colourless Babs Answers are words or phrases whose first part is a colour, removed on entry.
748 13/07/1944 Elemental Tracer Lights may each be split into two or more words; clues define these in order. Unclued lights form 'FIRST UNDO THIS TANGLED THREAD, AND WIND IT TO A CLUE'.
749 20/07/1944 G.B.S. Jabberwock Clues refer to Shavian plays.
750 27/07/1944 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
751 03/08/1944 Greek Castor Lights are entered in Greek capitals; there are no unchecked letters.
752 10/08/1944 Extensive and Peculiar Peter Quince Clues refer to the Pickwick Papers.
753 17/08/1944 Word Sums 2 Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
754 24/08/1944 Knight’s Move III Cocos Across lights are normal; down lights travel by knight's moves.
755 31/08/1944 General Sirius Normal.
756 07/09/1944 Code Scorpio 24 clues lead to answers of the form ___IS___, e.g. PISTOL, AISLE; these give the code used for the remaining clues.
757 14/09/1944 Meet Dr. Romelle Pangloss Narrative concerning a murder.
758 21/09/1944 Spellbound Marcus Clues are one-word definitions of (approximate) homonyms of the lights.
759 28/09/1944 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
760 05/10/1944 Gilbert and Sullivan (II) Joxon Clues refer to Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
761 12/10/1944 Unbelievable Tale II Tracer Narrative involving ANTONY and CLEOPATRA; diagonals spell 'A POOR RELATION' and 'FORGIVE ME THAT'.
762 19/10/1944 Azoonyms Tesremos Across answers lose animals to form the lights.
763 26/10/1944 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
764 02/11/1944 Analysis of Unknown Solution No. 7 Proton Clues concern chemistry.
765 09/11/1944 ‘I Lisp’d in Numbers’ Scorpio Clues are the products of the numerical values of the letters in the lights.
766 16/11/1944 Knight’s Move IV Cocos Across lights are normal; down lights travel by knight's moves.
767 23/11/1944 Hara-Kiri Rex Each clue defines two words; the first is removed from the second to form the light.
768 30/11/1944 General Sirius Normal.
769 07/12/1944 Literary Curiosity Babs Narrative poem.
770 14/12/1944 Aircraft Recognition Scorpio Most clues are incomplete quotations, concerning names of aircraft; unclued lights form 'LET BRISKER YOUTHS THEIR ACTIVE NERVES PREPARE, FIT THEIR LIGHT SILKEN WINGS AND SKIM THE BUXOM AIR'.
771 21/12/1944 Tied in Knots Nimrod A spiral reads 'AT CHRISTMAS I NO MORE DESIRE A ROSE THAN WISH A SNOW IN MAY'S NEW-FANGLED MIRTH'.
772 28/12/1944 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
773 04/01/1945 Jig-Shaw — II Potomac Clues in each direction are arranged in order of length of light; initial letters of lights spell CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION - STRAND.
774 11/01/1945 Trilemma Nicholas Each clue defines two anagrams of the light.
775 18/01/1945 Asymbolic Cocos Each answer begins with a different chemical element, which is removed to form the light.
776 25/01/1945 General Sirius Normal.
777 01/02/1945 Semi-Pseudonyms Lingo Most lights are pseudonyms and real surnames of authors.
778 08/02/1945 Olla Podrida (III) Joxon Normal.
779 15/02/1945 Chop and Change Jim All clues have been divided in two, with the second half appearing elsewhere.
780 22/02/1945 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
781 01/03/1945 Algebra Dixie Numerical puzzle.
782 08/03/1945 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Tesremos Lights are grouped in threes, one being animal, one vegetable and one mineral. Clues are to homophones of the three run together, e.g. 'I Susan, a lover of ale, regret liquor burning' leads to "I, beery Sue, ruw booze afire" which gives IBERIS, URUBU, SAP
783 15/03/1945 Mishmash Tracer Top left-hand corner of grid is almost a 7-letter word square.
784 22/03/1945 The Knights Move Cocos Down lights are normal; others travel by knight's moves.
785 29/03/1945 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
786 05/04/1945 Cryptonym 2 Proton Perimeter lights are encoded using the middle two rows of the grid, containing the codeword followed by the rest of the alphabet in order; each letter becomes that above or below it. KEY: Palmerston
787 12/04/1945 This and That Marcus 15 clues lead to pairs of lights, one entered across and one down so that they intersect, in locations to be discovered.
788 19/04/1945 Dead Letters III Scorpio Each answer loses its initial letter on entry; the omissions exhaust the alphabet twice.
789 26/04/1945 General Sirius Normal.
790 03/05/1945 Plus-Words Potomac Each answer must have a letter inserted to form the light (another word); the missing letter appears in the clue in the required position, e.g. 'Mix up a rich mate' leads to RHEMATIC which becomes RHEUMATIC.
791 10/05/1945 Victory Acrostic Tesremos Initial letters of lights spell 'WITH FREEDOM'S LION-BANNER BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES'.
792 17/05/1945 The Anagrammatist’s Library Lingo Clues are anagrams of titles and authors; lights are significant words from the titles.
793 24/05/1945 Prime-itive Abdul Numerical puzzle concerning arithmetic progressions of primes.
794 31/05/1945 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
795 07/06/1945 In Your Garden Pangloss Narrative concerning plants.
796 14/06/1945 16-42 17-39 Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in a poem.
797 21/06/1945 Questionnaire Proton Clues are in the form of questions.
798 28/06/1945 General Sirius Normal.
799 05/07/1945 Stichomuthia Marcus Lights may each be split into two or more words; each is clued by a line originally containing these words, in which they have been replaced by a synonym of the light.
800 12/07/1945 Poetic Numbers Scorpio Each clue (often a fragment of verse) contains a number which is represented by x and which gives the position of the light.
801 19/07/1945 The Prisoner’s Warning Tesremos Central 5 x 5 square of grid reads ENEMY MINES UNDER NORTH ORIEL.
802 26/07/1945 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
803 02/08/1945 Theme V Proton Grid is Times-style; across lights are all anagrams of authors.
804 09/08/1945 Arquairium Jabberwock Many lights are names of living creatures.
805 16/08/1945 First Names Redling Clues lead to literary surnames; lights are corresponding first names.
806 23/08/1945 Return of Peace Scorpio Narrative celebrating end of war.
807 30/08/1945 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
808 06/09/1945 Last Words Potomac Many lights are last words of poems.
809 13/09/1945 Gilbert and Sullivan (III) Joxon Clues refer to Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
810 20/09/1945 Once Removed Tracer Central row and column read 'TOO FAR REMOVED' and 'SO NEAR RELATED'; most clues are one-word synonyms of synonyms of the lights (using different meanings).
811 27/09/1945 General Sirius Normal.
812 04/10/1945 15 Down and 20 Across Babs Some lights are omitted from a verse about Babs' pseudonym.
813 11/10/1945 Aphytonyms Tesremos Each across light loses something of vegetable nature on entry.
814 18/10/1945 Verbarium I Proton Down lights, all 4-letter, are mainly entered jumbled; anagrams of the rows are given. The grid spells a passage of verse beginning SING A SONG OF CROSSWORDS, SOLVERS OFT REGALED.
815 25/10/1945 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
816 01/11/1945 Latin Pollux Lights are entered in Latin; some form 'TE, GERMANIA, MAGNI TRISTE CAPUT PEDIBUS SUPPOSUISSE IRATI'.
817 08/11/1945 A Letter Retlaw Narrative in epistolatory form.
818 15/11/1945 Knight’s Move V Cocos Across lights are normal; down lights travel by knight's moves.
819 22/11/1945 Partial Eclipse Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters ECL in some order.
820 29/11/1945 General Sirius Normal.
821 06/12/1945 Elemental II Tracer Lights may each be split into two or more words; clues define these in order.
822 13/12/1945 ‘For the Subtile Man’ Tyke Lights are polynomials in x, with one term per square.
823 20/12/1945 Square Deal B.O.D. Central 5 x 5 square (almost isolated) is a Playfair codesquare; most lights are en clair with coded clues, while a few are coded and have en clair clues. KEY: Countryside
824 27/12/1945 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
825 03/01/1946 Winter Joxon Clues refer to winter (many being quotations); some lights are jumbled.
826 10/01/1946 Spellbound II Marcus Clues are one-word definitions of (approximate) homonyms of the lights.
827 17/01/1946 Jig-Shaw III Potomac Clues in each direction are arranged in order of length of light; initial letters of lights spell LINA SZCZEPANOWSKA and EUGENE MARCHBANKS.
828 24/01/1946 Double Acrostic I Tesremos Initial and final letters of across lights spell 'THUS IN THE STILLY NIGHT' and 'BY THE NINE GODS HE SWORE' respectively.
829 31/01/1946 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
830 07/02/1946 Anagrammatist’s Anthology Lingo Clues are anagrams of titles and authors; lights are significant words from the titles.
831 14/02/1946 Pandore as Bocks Proton Across clues lead to words which, followed by AS and the light, form homophones of phrases, e.g. DULY leads to SEIZER, TIGHT leads to OATES.
832 21/02/1946 Hue and Cry Marcus Grid is blank; bars when inserted form HI THE THIEF FLIETH.
833 28/02/1946 General Sirius Normal.
834 07/03/1946 Literal Mathematics Scorpio Each letter is entered as its numerical residue modulo 5.
835 14/03/1946 Knight’s Move VI Cocos 26 lights, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, are entered along knight's moves from isolated areas.
836 21/03/1946 8 41 Babs Narrative; bar pattern resembles a windmill.
837 28/03/1946 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
838 04/04/1946 Word-Ladder Tracer Lights are unclued rungs of three word-ladders.
839 11/04/1946 Purely Nominal Joxon Lights are names, mainly from literature.
840 18/04/1946 Double-Barrelled Tesremos Grid has equal left and right halves apart from linking top row.
841 25/04/1946 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
842 02/05/1946 Spring Balance B.O.D. Narrative in the form of a poem about spring; the first two lines, to be traced in the grid, are 'DELIGHT IT IS IN YOUTH AND MAY TO SEE THE SUN ARISE'.
843 09/05/1946 Algebra II Dixie Numerical puzzle.
844 16/05/1946 Blessed Plot Nicholas Clues, mainly quotations, concern gardening.
845 23/05/1946 Code II Scorpio 12 lights have the form ___OR___, giving the code; these have normal clues, while others are encoded.
846 30/05/1946 General Sirius Normal.
847 06/06/1946 Plus-Words II Potomac Each answer must have a letter inserted to form the light (another word); the missing letter appears in the clue in the required position, e.g. 'Tug inferior horse' leads to TIT which becomes TITI.
848 13/06/1946 Theme VI Proton Across clues are titles of poems; lights, all words, are initial letters of consecutive lines of the poems.
849 20/06/1946 Index of First Lines Lingo Lights are first words of poems or songs; clues are remainders of first lines.
850 27/06/1946 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
851 04/07/1946 Eating Joxon Clues, mainly quotations, refer to eating; some lights are jumbled.
852 11/07/1946 Four Fours W. McNaught Numerical puzzle, with uniqueness of solution due only to the fact that all lights may be expressed using four fours.
853 18/07/1946 A Corner in History Ricardo 1 Across is CABAL; 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Down are CLIFFORD, ASHLEY, BUCKINGHAM, ARLINGTON and LAUDERDALE.
854 25/07/1946 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
855 01/08/1946 Feb-22 Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from 'THAN HONEY AND THE HONEYCOMB'.
856 08/08/1946 ‘Armchair’ Afrit Grid is blank.
857 15/08/1946 Withershins Cocos Across lights, all 4-letter, form a word-ladder with consecutive rungs contiguous; no clues are given to them.
858 22/08/1946 Double Acrostic II Tesremos Initial and final letters of across lights spell BARCHESTER TOWERS and FRAMLEY PARSONAGE respectively.
859 29/08/1946 General Sirius Grid is Times-style.
860 05/09/1946 One Remove Quod Each light has a single misprint, this being just before or just after the correct letter in the alphabet.
861 12/09/1946 I Lisp’d in Numbers II Scorpio Clues are the products of the numerical values of the letters in the lights.
862 19/09/1946 Trilemma — 2 Nicholas Each clue hints at the light and two anagrams thereof.
863 26/09/1946 Proem Altair Grid is Times-style.
864 03/10/1946 Appointment with Fear Pangloss Narrative concerning a haunted house.
865 10/10/1946 The X37-bibbing 37 Tracer Narrative (with X denoting anagram); diagonals spell 'PRONOUNCED THE STORY ONE LONG LIE'.
866 17/10/1946 Armchair II Afrit Grid is blank.
867 24/10/1946 Autumn Joxon Clues, mainly quotations, refer to autumn; some lights are jumbled.
868 31/10/1946 Lucky Dip Altair Grid is Times-style.
869 07/11/1946 Word Sums 3 Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
870 14/11/1946 Motley Mixture II Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in a tale; diagonals, less corner letters, spell GALLIMAUFRY and NO MAD MIXING.
871 21/11/1946 Ex Libris Jabberwock Most across clues are alternative titles to books or works; most down clues are authors' initials leading to titles forming complete sentences; in each case, lights are significant words from the (main) titles.
872 28/11/1946 Cave Canem Altair Grid is Times-style.
873 05/12/1946 Two Sees Afrit Lights are entered diagonally, as traced by two bishops. Each clue leads as a whole to two answers, one for each bishop.
874 12/12/1946 Labyrinth Marcus Clues are to rows and columns of words and abbreviations; in the completed grid may be traced 'MAY THE BABYLONISH CURSE STRAIGHT CONFOUND MY STAMMERING VERSE IF I CAN A PASSAGE SEE IN THIS WORD-PERPLEXITY, OR A FIT EXPRESSION FIND, OR A LANGUAGE TO MY MIN
875 19/12/1946 Theme VII Proton In each direction the two diagonals on either side of the main one spell out the alphabet in QWERTY order.
876 26/12/1946 Bran Pie Altair Grid is Times-style.
877 02/01/1947 Romantic Jabberwock Unclued lights form 7 triplets of 'the time, the place and the loved one'.
878 09/01/1947 Word Squares Tracer Grid comprises 4 word-squares; the diagonals spell CROSSWORD PUZZLES. Clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares.
879 16/01/1947 Anonyms Tesremos Each across light loses a Christian name on entry.
880 23/01/1947 Double Anagrams Maragan Each clue has two parts: one is an anagram of a synonym of a light, the other a synonym of an anagram of it.
881 30/01/1947 A Bibful Altair Grid is Times-style.
882 06/02/1947 Mathematical W. McNaught Numerical puzzle.
883 13/02/1947 Drinking Joxon Clues refer to drinking; some lights are jumbled.
884 06/03/1947 Analysis of Unknown Solution No. 8 Proton Unclued lights are chemists, suggested very loosely by the first verse of Jabberwocky.
885 13/03/1947 Word-Ladder II Tracer Lights are unclued rungs in a word-ladder.
886 20/03/1947 Compromise Quod Each clue leads to two words, differing in two places; the light differs from each in just one place, e.g. CONTEND, CONSENT lead to CONTENT.
887 27/03/1947 Cabbage, but no Kings Altair Grid is Times-style.
888 03/04/1947 El-em-en-tary II Jabberwock The letters L, M and N are replaced by other letters to form new words.
889 10/04/1947 Wellerisms Hermes Clues are from the Pickwick Papers.
890 17/04/1947 Touchstone Afrit Unchecked letters across and down may be arranged to form 'THE COUNTERCHECK COURTEOUS' and 'THE RE-PROOF CIRCUMSTANTIAL' respectively.
891 24/04/1947 One for All Altair Grid is Times-style.
892 01/05/1947 Tobacco Joxon Clues refer to smoking; some lights are jumbled.
893 08/05/1947 Triplets Babs Each clued light loses its ending on entry; the endings, each serving three words, are entered as unclued lights.
894 15/05/1947 Motley Mixture III Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in a tale.
895 22/05/1947 Double Acrostic III Tesremos Initial and final letters of across lights spell ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA and CANNOT A LADY TRAP ONE? respectively (the second being an anagram of the first).
896 29/05/1947 A Mixed Grill Altair Grid is Times-style.
897 05/06/1947 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek capitals; there are no unchecked letters.
898 12/06/1947 Brackets Jabberwock Each light is one word inside another; clues are similarly shaped.
899 19/06/1947 Word Sums — 4 Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
900 26/06/1947 For an Idle Hour Altair Grid is Times-style.
901 03/07/1947 Ornithological Wol Clues refer to birds; 24 lights are birds, described in random order in the preamble.
902 10/07/1947 Centenary Lingo All clues and lights are from JANE EYRE by CURRER BELL.
903 17/07/1947 Framed in Verse Tiber The four sides of the grid are opening lines of poems; the poets are also lights.
904 24/07/1947 Whatnot Altair Grid is Times-style.
905 31/07/1947 The Elusive Square Tyke Numerical puzzle concerning solutions to a + b = 3ab 1 (which are terms of the Fibonacci series).
906 07/08/1947 Honeycomb II Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from those entered vertically.
907 14/08/1947 The New Order Okapi The letters in each row and column are given in alphabetical order; the words of the grid may be reordered as ''BEAUTY IS TRUTH, TRUTH BEAUTY,' - THAT IS ALL YE KNOW ON EARTH, AND ALL YE NEED TO KNOW'.
908 21/08/1947 Olla Podrida Joxon Some lights are anagrams of answers.
909 28/08/1947 King without Cabbage Altair Grid is Times-style.
910 04/09/1947 Poet’s Paradise Marcus Narrative ode; in the completed grid may be traced 'SOULS OF POETS DEAD AND GONE, WHAT ELYSIUM HAVE YE KNOWN, HAPPY FIELD OR MOSSY CAVERH, CHOICER THAN THE MERMAID TAVERN? HAVE YE TIPPLED DRINK MORE FINE THAN MINE HOST'S CANARY WINE?'
911 11/09/1947 Diamond Afrit Diamond words (reading from centre of top row to centre of bottom row via centres of edge columns) are WITCHES' SABBATH and WEEKEND DEBAUCH.
912 18/09/1947 Limericks Babs Clues are successive lines of limericks; a spiral reads CONVOLUTIONS SUBORBICULAR REAGGRAVATE EURHYTHMIC CLEAR-EYED DEVOTEES SIFTING GENIAL LOGIC CRAMMED DOGGEREL.
913 25/09/1947 Pot Luck Altair Grid is Times-style.
914 02/10/1947 Re-pairing Quod All lights are 4- or 6-letter; half of each is entered correctly, the other half elsewhere to make a new word.
915 09/10/1947 Portmantelpiece Jabberwock 16 lights are portmanteau words, e.g. ABIGAILMENT (Housemaid's knee)
916 16/10/1947 Word-Squares II Tracer Grid comprises 9 word-squares; the top, central and bottom rows form three 11-letter words. Clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares.
917 23/10/1947 Block Letters Maragan Grid is in four just-connected quarters; clues are LL, with the same letter removed throughout each quarter and placed in the central blocked square - these spell ROTA.
918 30/10/1947 Pot-pourri Altair Grid is Times-style.
919 06/11/1947 Expansive Dixie Numerical puzzle involving squares and cubes; grid is Times-style.
920 13/11/1947 Motoring Nicholas Clues refer to motoring.
921 20/11/1947 Double-Barrelled II Tesremos Grid has equal left and right halves apart from linking top row.
922 27/11/1947 A Drop o’ Scotch Altair Grid is Times-style.
923 04/12/1947 These and Those Marcus 12 pairs of words meet in S on the main diagonal, e.g. SIXES and SEVENS.
924 11/12/1947 Free Association Babs 23 words form an unclued spiral, each suggesting the next, e.g. CHINA, TEA, TIME, PIECE.
925 18/12/1947 Trust Daphne! Tracer 11 positioning lights are clued; a spiral in the completed grid reads 'FLOWER IN THE CRANNIED WALL, I PLUCK YOU OUT OF THE CRANNIES, I HOLD YOU HERE, ROOT AND ALL, IN MY HAND, LITTLE FLOWER - BUT IF I COULD UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE, ROOT AND ALL, AND ALL I
926 25/12/1947 Holiday Task Altair Grid is Times-style.
927 01/01/1948 Cross Check Maragan Each answer loses a letter to form the light; many clues contain one or more italicised words, defining the lights.
928 08/01/1948 Circles Trand Numerical puzzle concerning points with integral co-ordinates on circles.
929 15/01/1948 First Names — II Redling Clues lead to literary surnames; lights are corresponding first names.
930 22/01/1948 Acrostic Quod Initial letters of clues spell THE INITIAL LETTERS OF ANSWERS IN THIS ORDER WILL FORM A VERSE; the result is 'AS A WHITE CANDLE IN A HOLY PLACE, SO IS THE BEAUTY OF AN AGED FACE'.
931 29/01/1948 The Play’s the Thing Altair Grid is Times-style.
932 05/02/1948 Verbarium Proton Down lights, all 4-letter, are mainly entered jumbled; anagrams of the rows are given. The grid spells a passage of verse beginning WILL A BOER RAISE A YAWN? DOES A LAPP NEED A PEAK?
933 12/02/1948 Selective Robyn The letters B, C, E, F, G, H, J and K stand for numbers, used in the clues, e.g. 'One of C' (= 12) leads to SAGITTARIUS.
934 19/02/1948 Diagonal Examples Scorpio Diagonals spell PANGRAMMATIST and ANAGRAMMATIST; certain lights provide examples.
935 26/02/1948 Parlez-Vous? Altair Grid is Times-style.
936 04/03/1948 Double Check Neon Each clue defines the light and leads to two anagrams or pseudo-anagrams of it.
937 11/03/1948 Examination Results Gadfly Numerical puzzle concerning numbers of students passing or failing four examinations.
938 18/03/1948 Framed in Verse Tiber The four sides of the grid spell last lines of poems concerning death; the poets are unclued lights.
939 25/03/1948 Missing Notes Altair Grid is Times-style.
940 01/04/1948 Double Demon Div Clues are double DLM; main diagonals and central column and row spell APRIL FOOL! THIS IS A WRONG SOLUTION - THERE'S ANOTHER ONE SO START OFF AGAIN in one grid and THIS POISSON D'AVRIL YIELDS TWO ALTERNATE RESOLUTIONS - THIS IS SOLVED OK in the other.
941 08/04/1948 Morse Proton Lights are entered in Morse code.
942 15/04/1948 The Little Devil Golbasto Numerical puzzle concerning the Pellian equation x = 6y + 1.
943 22/04/1948 Shakespeare Glaucus Lights (many in two or more pieces) are Shakespearean characters.
944 29/04/1948 Medley Altair Grid is Times-style.
945 06/05/1948 Doubles Babs Each clue is used twice.
946 13/05/1948 Centenary II Lingo Clues are quotations from DOMBEY AND SON by CHARLES DICKENS (completed 1848).
947 20/05/1948 Puns Asinorum Afrit Many clues have a geometrical flavour and almost all involve dreadful puns.
948 27/05/1948 Hotch-Potch Altair Grid is Times-style.
949 03/06/1948 Portrait Babs Narrative biography; bar pattern gives a face.
950 10/06/1948 Word-Ladder — III Tracer Lights are unclued rungs of two word-ladders.
951 17/06/1948 Knight’s Move VII Cocos Across lights are normal; down lights travel by knight's moves.
952 24/06/1948 What a Lark! Altair Grid is Times-style.
953 01/07/1948 Alphabetic Stephanus Read across, grid forms a continuous phrase, descriptive of the puzzle, of 26 words beginning with the different letters of the alphabet in turn; each column has a clue defining the words and abbreviations to be entered.
954 08/07/1948 Cubicals McNaught Numerical puzzle with certain lights being the difference of two cubes.
955 15/07/1948 What Says? Proton Each across light is clued 'phonetically', e.g. 'S says 1A' leads to OPHELIA (Essays of Elia).
956 22/07/1948 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
957 29/07/1948 Have a Go Altair Grid is Times-style.
958 05/08/1948 Quaternary Occid Clues are anagrams of synonyms of anagrams of the lights.
959 12/08/1948 22’s Alternative Scorpio Lights are unclued rungs of a ladder in which each word leads to the next by the change, addition or loss of a letter and reordering.
960 19/08/1948 Ornithological II Wol Clues concern birds.
961 26/08/1948 Holiday Task Altair Grid is Times-style.
962 02/09/1948 Abecedary Marcus The letters of each light are entered in alphabetical order.
963 09/09/1948 No Trumps Solo Numerical puzzle, clued by 'card values', e.g. SPADES = 64, so AS = 65, 2S = 66, ..., KS = 77.
964 16/09/1948 A Character from Dickens Hermes All lights concern CAP'EN CUTTLE.
965 23/09/1948 Honeycomb III Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from those entered vertically.
966 30/09/1948 Miscellany Altair Grid is Times-style.
967 07/10/1948 Word Sums — 5 Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
968 14/10/1948 Overflow Babs 24 clues lead to answers of which the first part (a word) is the light, and the second (another word) is a similar light elsewhere.
969 21/10/1948 Double Anagrams — II Maragan Each clue has two parts: one is an anagram of a synonym of a light, the other a synonym of an anagram of it.
970 28/10/1948 Mosaic Altair Grid is Times-style.
971 04/11/1948 Ellipses Trand Numerical puzzle concerning points with integral co-ordinates on ellipses.
972 11/11/1948 English History Lingo Clues relate to English history.
973 18/11/1948 Knight’s Move — VIII Cocos 26 lights, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, are entered along knight's moves from isolated areas.
974 25/11/1948 Pastiche Altair Grid is Times-style.
975 02/12/1948 Figures of Speech Babs 7 lights are figures of speech exemplified in the clues.
976 09/12/1948 Threesomes Stephanus Clues define the light and its first and second parts.
977 16/12/1948 Reconstituted Poets Scorpio Clues are quotations; the lights are anagrams (of one or more words) of the authors.
978 23/12/1948 Just the Difference Div Two-word clues define two words, of which the second is to be subtracted from the first to leave the light. Reading the grid diagonally gives a seasonal quotation from Dickens.
979 30/12/1948 Happy New Year Altair Grid is Times-style.
980 06/01/1949 Motley Mixture — IV Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in two 'poems'.
981 13/01/1949 State Monopolies Tiber 20 lights are popular names of American states, clued by anagrams; remaining clues have the same number of letters as their lights.
982 20/01/1949 Neological Proton Each of the 26 across lights may be augmented by interpolating one letter (A in the first, B in the second etc.) between the second and third letters; these longer words are defined in italics after the clues.
983 27/01/1949 Mixture as before Altair Grid is Times-style.
984 03/02/1949 Salmagundi Falambuco 7 lights are mixtures of answers, and are clued in brackets after the normal clues.
985 10/02/1949 Synogram A.E.S. Each clue contains one or more words whose letters are to be rearranged and another word (defined) removed to form the light.
986 17/02/1949 Mephisto — Pellian Jim Numerical puzzle concerning solutions of x 1 = 2y, x 1 = 5y, x - 1 = 3y and x + 2 = 3y.
987 24/02/1949 Higgledy Altair Grid is Times-style.
988 03/03/1949 Little Pigley Farm, 1935 Surveyor Numerical puzzle concerning a farm.
989 10/03/1949 Square Deal Bod Some lights and half the clues are Playfair-coded, the codesquare forming the centre of the grid. KEY: Facetiously
990 17/03/1949 Greek Pollux Lights are entered in Greek capitals; there are no unchecked letters.
991 24/03/1949 Semi-Cipher Wol Across lights are entered encoded using a substitution cipher.
992 31/03/1949 Piggledy Altair Grid is Times-style.
993 07/04/1949 Polysyllabic Div Alternate rows and columns are 12-letter words, with each row being the same as the corresponding column; clues define component parts thereof in random order.
994 14/04/1949 BRTHRS (OE) Babs Narrative concerning two brothers; only consonants are entered.
995 21/04/1949 Squares and Cubes Trand Numerical puzzle concerning solutions of x + y = z.
996 28/04/1949 Try Your Luck Altair Grid is Times-style.
997 05/05/1949 Word Squares III Tracer Grid comprises 9 word-squares; the central row and column form two 11-letter words. Clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares.
998 12/05/1949 Morse 2 Proton Lights are entered in Morse code, each occupying 13 squares.
999 19/05/1949 Transposer Bod Across lights are all 12-letter, entered according to the alphabetical order of the letters in MOTHERS-IN-LAW (1 Across, unclued).
1000 26/05/1949 Jubilate Altair Grid is Times-style.
1001 02/06/1949 ‘The Thousand and one (K)nights’ Cocos Names of knights are entered along knight's moves; other lights are entered across. Letter sums of lights are also given; each square is used exactly twice.
1002 09/06/1949 Waverley Mixture Lingo Clues and lights refer to Scott's Waverley novels.
1003 16/06/1949 Helical Stephanus 26 lights spiral outwards from the centre, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet; there are 27 positioning lights.
1004 23/06/1949 Word Squares Septem Grid comprises 9 word-squares, each of whose NE-SW diagonals comprises a single letter. Anagrams are given of the 10 letters on and above the main NW-SE diagonal of each square.
1005 30/06/1949 ‘— my dear Watson’ Altair Grid is Times-style.
1006 07/07/1949 Honeycomb IV Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from those entered vertically.
1007 14/07/1949 Personagram A.E.S. Grid is Times-style; lights, all names of personalities, are entered letter by letter.
1008 21/07/1949 Dog Days Babs Narrative in (distinctly doggy) Latin, comprising two witness statements.
1009 28/07/1949 Holiday Fare Altair Grid is Times-style.
1010 04/08/1949 Hyperbolic Tyke Numerical puzzle concerning solutions of x - ay = 16 - a = b for a < 21.
1011 11/08/1949 Double Demon Falambuco There are two identical 12 x 6 grids; clues for corresponding lights are run together (some lights being meaningless jumbles).
1012 18/08/1949 Three-Dimensional Tiber Grid is a 4 x 4 x 4 cube with lights in all three directions; edge lights are clued first, with remaining clues in random order.
1013 25/08/1949 Holiday Task Altair Grid is Times-style.
1014 01/09/1949 Disenvowelled Zander Only the vowels of each answer are entered; A, E, I, O, U and Y each appear 24 times in the grid.
1015 08/09/1949 Circular Div Grid is circular with radial lights all 5-letter; all circles also comprise words.
1016 15/09/1949 Another Mixed Bag Nimrod Normal.
1017 22/09/1949 Word Ladder IV Tracer Lights are unclued rungs of two word-ladders.
1018 29/09/1949 Mixed Company Altair Grid is Times-style.
1019 06/10/1949 All Change Timoneto All across lights are entered encoded, the code for each light being such that A would become the final letter of the previous answer.
1020 13/10/1949 Chess Moves Pipeg Across lights are normal; the remainder are entered along knight's, bishop's or castle's moves.
1021 20/10/1949 Roman Style Babs Answers are entered in Roman numerals, e.g. WEASEL leads to XXIIIVIXIXVXII.
1022 27/10/1949 Why of Course! Altair Grid is Times-style.
1023 03/11/1949 Higher Powers W. McNaught Numerical puzzle concerning primes raised to prime powers modulo primes (all primes being 2-digit).
1024 10/11/1949 Knight’s Move — IX Cocos 26 lights, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, are entered along knight's moves from isolated areas.
1025 17/11/1949 Theme VII Proton Across lights (3 of which are unclued) are characters from Dickens.
1026 24/11/1949 For a Wet Day Altair Grid is Times-style.
1027 01/12/1949 Acrosticross Aries The central 6 x 5 rectangle, almost isolated from the remainder of the grid, forms a double acrostic.
1028 08/12/1949 Word Squares IV Tracer Grid comprises 4 word-squares; the central two rows form 10-letter words. Clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares.
1029 15/12/1949 Alphabetical Jigsaw Tyke All lights have their letters in alphabetical order. Clues are grouped by light length; 2- and 3-letter lights are unclued, as is BILLOWY.
1030 22/12/1949 Literary Pets Hermes Lights are animals in literature or pets of authors.
1031 29/12/1949 One Good Wish Altair Grid is Times-style.
1032 05/01/1950 Eye-Rhymes Babs Each clue, apart from two superfluous words, leads to an answer whose first part is the light; one of the words confirms the light, while the other is an eye-rhyme of the answer, ending with the letters which must be removed to form the light.
1033 12/01/1950 Misprints Stephanus Each light is entered misprinted, and its clue has a similar misprint; there are no unchecked letters.
1034 19/01/1950 Trisected Triangles Trand Numerical puzzle concerning various triangles with one side trisected.
1035 26/01/1950 All My Eye Altair Grid is Times-style.
1036 02/02/1950 Peculiar Proverbs Wol Each set of four symmetrically-placed lights has one clue defining all four in random order.
1037 09/02/1950 Poetic Circles Pipeg Grid is circular; 4 quotations run circumferentially; clues to radial lights define words from which shorter words are removed.
1038 16/02/1950 Jumble Pie Falambuco Normal.
1039 23/02/1950 Pretty Poll Altair Grid is Times-style; some lights refer to the election.
1040 02/03/1950 Disenvowelled II Zander Only the vowels of each answer are entered; A, E, I, O, U and Y each appear 24 times in the grid.
1041 09/03/1950 Ten-Mile Radius Tiber 1 Across is BUCKFASTLEIGH; remaining across lights (all 13-letter) are anagrams of pairs of towns about ten miles apart, clued by the county in which they lie.
1042 16/03/1950 Marigold Aesthete Grid is circular; two circles contain 'IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS LASS, WITH A HEY, AND A HO, AND A HEY NONINO' and 'WE THE GLOBE CAN COMPASS SOON'.
1043 23/03/1950 Latin Castor Lights are entered in Latin.
1044 30/03/1950 Cum grano Altair Grid is Times-style.
1045 06/04/1950 Motley Mixture V Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in a paragraph and a 'poem'.
1046 13/04/1950 Circular II Div Grid is circular; radial lights are all 5-letter, entered jumbled; circumference reads 'NEVER ASCRIBE TO AN OPPONENT MOTIVES MEANER THAN YOUR OWN' by BARRIE (fourth circle).
1047 20/04/1950 Space Saver Babs Each answer is entered in half as many squares as the word has letters, e.g. POMPOM leads to P O M, KNICK-KNACK leads to K N I/A C K.
1048 27/04/1950 Free and Easy Altair Grid is Times-style.
1049 04/05/1950 Queen’s Moves Octavian Numerical puzzle in base 8; lights are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
1050 11/05/1950 Trunk-Call Aries 7-letter lights are clued by 'telephone numbers', using the keyword GLADSTONE, with numbers referring to positions in the keyword, e.g. PLI3657 becomes PLIATSO which leads to APOSTIL.
1051 18/05/1950 Squares and Triangles Numps Numerical puzzle, with grid a triangle plus a square; clues involve the first six solutions of + m(m + 1) = N = n.
1052 25/05/1950 ‘Small Latin …’ Altair Grid is Times-style.
1053 01/06/1950 Seven Poems in Search of their Authors Babs 7 poems and their authors are unclued.
1054 08/06/1950 ‘Double or Quit’ Pipeg 9 clues lead to pairs of 4-letter words, of which the second is the Playfair-coded version of the first; the codesquare appears in the grid. KEY: Transfixed
1055 15/06/1950 Personalia Aesthete Lights are 2- or 3-word anagrams of personalities.
1056 22/06/1950 Honeycomb V Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from those entered vertically.
1057 29/06/1950 By and Large Altair Grid is Times-style.
1058 06/07/1950 Alphabetic II Stephanus 26 unclued lights, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, are KINDS OF BOATS and SHIPs.
1059 13/07/1950 Circular III Div Grid is circular; radial lights are all 5-letter, entered jumbled; circumference reads 'THE FIRST IS THE TASTE WHICH IS MEAGRE AND HOLLOW BUT CRISP' by LEWIS CARROLL (third circle).
1060 20/07/1950 Schizologia Tyke Grid is Times-style. 3 lights are normal; each of the remainder is split in two. One part is entered to form the beginning or end of the appropriate light; the other is entered elsewhere.
1061 27/07/1950 Holiday Fare Altair Grid is Times-style.
1062 03/08/1950 Centenary III Lingo Clues are quotations from DAVID COPPERFIELD by CHARLES DICKENS (first published in book form in 1850).
1063 10/08/1950 Twos and Threes Falambuco Lights are clued in rows or columns.
1064 17/08/1950 Equation Square Fez Grid is a 5 x 5 word-square; clues are to sums of letter-values and are given in terms of the symmetric functions of the roots of the cubic equation x + x + 7 = 0.
1065 24/08/1950 Old Boys’ Match Zander Down clues are DLM; across lights (unclued) form two opposing football teams, all Old Testament characters.
1066 31/08/1950 And all that Altair Grid is Times-style; some lights refer to 1066.
1067 14/09/1950 The Dream Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters APS in some order, and are omitted from a poem.
1068 21/09/1950 Word-Squares V Tracer Grid comprises 9 word-squares, each of whose main NE-SW diagonals contains just the letter E repeated; clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares. The first words of the 4-letter word squares are BATE, HATE, PATE and TATE; those of the 5-letter
1069 28/09/1950 Plain Sailing Altair Grid is Times-style.
1070 02/11/1950 Acrosticross II Aries The central 6 x 5 rectangle, almost isolated from the remainder of the grid, forms a double acrostic.
1071 09/11/1950 Deflationary Spiral Wray Grid is a spiral, each word being an anagram of the previous one with one letter removed; 8 positioning lights are clued.
1072 16/11/1950 Last Lines Pipeg Several clues are last lines of stanzas or poems; the lights are the authors. If authors are given, lights are words in the corresponding first lines.
1073 23/11/1950 Endless Chain Babs 25 clues lead to words whose first parts are entered where stated, the remainders as first parts elsewhere.
1074 30/11/1950 Autumn Fancies Altair Grid is Times-style.
1075 07/12/1950 Motley Mixture VI Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in two paragraphs.
1076 14/12/1950 Discard Square Fez 16 answers lose a letter on entry, the lights still being words; the omitted letters form a 4 x 4 word-square with main diagonal also a word.
1077 21/12/1950 A Square Deal Tyke Numerical puzzle concerning solutions of x + 2y = z.
1078 28/12/1950 Ring in the New Altair Grid is Times-style; some lights refer to the New Year.
1079 04/01/1951 Compendious Stephanus Narrative, with various lights containing certain symbols, entered appropriately, e.g. PLUSFOURS leads to +4S, JEWS' HARP leads to JEW#.
1080 11/01/1951 Zoological Cyphers Vectis Grid is Times-style; clues are encoded by replacing A by Z, B by Y etc.; lights are all animals, birds, fish, insects or reptiles.
1081 18/01/1951 Three Dimensional II Tiber Grid is a 3 x 4 x 5 cuboid with lights in all three directions; edge lights are clued first, with remaining clues in random order.
1082 25/01/1951 Mixed Grill Altair Grid is Times-style.
1083 01/02/1951 Proverbial Triglot Hardi Across lights and unchecked letters can be arranged to form proverbs in English, French and German.
1084 08/02/1951 Wheels Within Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'BUT CUSTOM MAKES BLIND AND OBDURATE THE LOFTIEST HEARTS' by PERCY SHELLEY (third circle).
1085 15/02/1951 Olympic Games Zander Down clues are DLM; across lights (unclued) form two opposing football teams, all characters from classical mythology.
1086 22/02/1951 Ambages Altair Grid is Times-style.
1087 01/03/1951 Schizologia II Tyke Grid is Times-style. 3 lights are normal; each of the remainder is split in two. One part is entered to form the beginning or end of the appropriate light; the other is entered elsewhere.
1088 08/03/1951 Cyclic-Hexagons Jim Grid is hexagonal, made up of equilateral triangles; lights are all 6-letter, entered around numbers.
1089 15/03/1951 SSTRS(IE) Babs Narrative concerning three sisters; only consonants are entered.
1090 22/03/1951 Poetic Circles — II Pipeg Grid is circular; 4 quotations run circumferentially; clues to radial lights define words from which shorter words are removed.
1091 29/03/1951 Patchwork Altair Grid is Times-style.
1092 05/04/1951 About It and About Bart 26 lights spiral outwards from the centre, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet; there are 26 positioning lights.
1093 12/04/1951 Triangular Jigsaw Wray Grid comprises 13 equilateral triangles; in each is entered a 6-letter word, with pairs of letters on adjacent sides equal.
1094 19/04/1951 Word Ladder V Tracer Lights are unclued rungs of two word-ladders.
1095 26/04/1951 ‘The Net Spread’ Altair Grid is Times-style.
1096 03/05/1951 Dome of Discovery Jee Numerical puzzle concerning solutions to x + y + z = 99.
1097 10/05/1951 A Djintec Puzzle translated Vectis Grid is Times-style; clues define the lights or antonyms thereof; lights are entered either forwards or backwards.
1098 17/05/1951 Neo-Classical Twost Across lights are all names of Derby winners.
1099 24/05/1951 B. Trothed and Marie Tal Jabberwock 15 pairs of answers, when given affixes, sound like couples as in the title.
1100 31/05/1951 For June Days Altair Grid is Times-style.
1101 07/06/1951 Spiral Chequers Fez There are 17 positioning lights; remaining lights are entered in a spiral in alternate squares.
1102 14/06/1951 Symbolical Babs Narrative, with various lights containing certain symbols, entered appropriately, e.g. COLONNADE leads to :NADE, CARETAKER leads to ^AKER.
1103 21/06/1951 Shakespeare Unbound Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'ALL ... GIVE TO DUST THAT IS A LITTLE GILT MORE LAUD THAN GILT O'ERDUSTED'.
1104 28/06/1951 ‘22 58’ Tiber Unclued lights are SEA AREAS.
1105 05/07/1951 Statecraft Bart Across lights are jumbles of pairs of American states.
1106 12/07/1951 Honeycomb VI Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from those entered vertically.
1107 19/07/1951 Equations Trand Numerical puzzle concerning solutions to such equations as a + b = c + d.
1108 26/07/1951 Do It By Numbers Pipeg Only the letters A, B, ..., I of the answers form the lights, entered as their numerical equivalents, e.g. AGREEABLY leads to 175512.
1109 02/08/1951 Proverbial Tetraglot Hardi Across lights and unchecked letters can be arranged to form the same proverb in English, French, German and Spanish.
1110 09/08/1951 Cook’s Tour Zander 19 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1111 16/08/1951 On the Roundabouts Bod Clues are in pairs; the first part of one answer is transferred to the start of the other to form two new words, e.g. ELOPE, ENVIRONS lead to ENVELOPE, IRONS.
1112 23/08/1951 Mainly Musical Wray Grid is triangular with 6-letter lights entered in triangles, with pairs of letters on adjacent sides equal; 12 lights are composers.
1113 30/08/1951 Fourges Fez A keyword, followed by the rest of the alphabet in order, is placed in columns numbered from 1 to 9; each letter in the lights is entered as the number of its column. KEY: Frugality
1114 06/09/1951 Northern Lights Log Narrative concerning a sea-voyage; all letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down.
1115 13/09/1951 Alphabetical Jigsaw II Tyke All lights have their letters in reverse alphabetical order. Clues are grouped by light length; 2- and 3-letter lights are unclued.
1116 20/09/1951 Arabic Style Babs Lights are omitted from 6 limericks, and are entered numerically, with one digit per square, e.g. APPAREL leads to 11616118512.
1117 27/09/1951 Nos Moutons Altair Grid is Times-style.
1118 04/10/1951 One or Two Stephanus Each square contains one or two letters.
1119 11/10/1951 Word-Squares VI Tracer Grid comprises 9 word-squares each of whose NE-SW diagonals contains just one letter repeated; these in order (except for the main diagonal) spell ENIGMA. Clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares.
1120 18/10/1951 Salt on their Tails Octavian Numerical puzzle.
1121 25/10/1951 Imp of Mischief Pipeg Some clues are PD; some are quotations in which the light has been replaced by another word.
1122 01/11/1951 Ant-Hill Topher 38 answers lose ANT on entry.
1123 08/11/1951 Quotagrams Zander Asterisked clues are anagrams of quotations; lights are significant words from the correct versions.
1124 15/11/1951 The Quadrangle Vectis Odd-numbered lights are entered in any direction in alternate squares; even-numbered lights are entered diagonally and 'rebound' at the edges of the grid.
1125 22/11/1951 Noah’s Ark Ad Grid is circular, with radial lights entered inwards and running from the innermost circle back to the outermost where necessary. Clues are PD, leading to names of animals and birds together with PARKS.
1126 29/11/1951 The Following Have Arrived Babs Lights (all 9-letter) are names of fictitious race-horses; sire and dam are given, and letter-mixtures occur in racing tips.
1127 06/12/1951 Motley Mixture VII Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in two paragraphs.
1128 13/12/1951 Hexa-Pentagonal Croton Grid comprises two overlapping hexagonal lattices such that each hexagon is divided into 4 pentagons, and contains a 4-letter word read clockwise; four 8-letter words are formed along the edges.
1129 20/12/1951 KN = Pepper Twost 16 unclued lights are synonyms of words sounding like one, two or three letters (as in the title).
1130 27/12/1951 Anno Domini Altair Grid is Times-style.
1131 03/01/1952 Poetic Circles III Pipeg Grid is circular; 4 quotations run circumferentially; clues to radial lights define words from which shorter words are removed.
1132 10/01/1952 Closed Circuits Wray Lights are 5-letter, entered clockwise around numbers so that first and last letters (which are the same) occupy the same cell; clues are in random order within rows.
1133 17/01/1952 Spiral Chequers II Fez There are 17 positioning lights; remaining lights are entered in a spiral in alternate squares.
1134 24/01/1952 Uneven Scales W. McNaught Numerical puzzle with solutions to clues correct in base 9 and base 11.
1135 31/01/1952 Ordinary Strathmacore Grid is Times-style.
1136 07/02/1952 About It and About II Bart 26 lights spiral outwards from the centre, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet; there are 26 positioning lights.
1137 14/02/1952 Pasty Jim Narrative concerning a holiday in Cornwall.
1138 21/02/1952 Wheels Within — II Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'I HAD BEEN CONTENT TO PERISH FALLING ON THE FOEMAN'S GROUND' by LORD TENNYSON (third circle).
1139 28/02/1952 Misprints — II Stephanus Each light is entered misprinted, and its clue has a similar misprint; there are no unchecked letters.
1140 06/03/1952 Missing Links Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1141 13/03/1952 Homonymous Topher 38 lights are homonyms of the answers to the clues.
1142 20/03/1952 Puzzle Lock Tiber Puzzle concerning a lock having 7 rings, each containing 9 letters; together they form 'HI LOCKED, LETTERED, BRAW BRASS COLLAR SHOWED HIM THE GENTLEMAN AND SCHOLAR'.
1143 27/03/1952 A Mixed Bag Altair Grid is Times-style.
1144 03/04/1952 Schizologia — III Tyke Grid is Times-style. 3 lights are normal; each of the remainder is split in two. One part is entered to form the beginning or end of the appropriate light; the other is entered elsewhere.
1145 10/04/1952 Playfair Pipeg 8 lights are Playfair-coded. KEY: Hexagynous
1146 17/04/1952 Word-ladder — VI Tracer Lights are unclued rungs of two word-ladders.
1147 24/04/1952 Once Removed Babs Each clue leads to a word associated with the light.
1148 01/05/1952 Both Worlds (1148 = ARD) Abdul Across clues are mathematical; lights are in base 26. Most down lights are jumbled.
1149 08/05/1952 Punnish Stephanus Each clue defines the light and two words which together form a homonym of it.
1150 15/05/1952 Quotagrams — II Zander Asterisked clues are anagrams of quotations; lights are significant words from the correct versions.
1151 22/05/1952 Eh? Bee. See? Scorpio Lights are entered as letters and numbers sounding correct, e.g. EXTENUATE leads to X 10 U 8, EFFENDI leads to F N D.
1152 29/05/1952 The Following Have Arrived — II Babs Lights (all 11-letter) are names of fictitious race-horses; sire and dam are given, and letter-mixtures occur in racing tips.
1153 05/06/1952 A)nagram(s Selce Clues define words of which the lights are anagrams with first and last letters removed.
1154 12/06/1952 Shakespeare Unbound — II Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'MANHOOD IS CALLED FOOLERY WHEN IT STANDS AGAINST A FALLING FABRIC'.
1155 19/06/1952 Northern Lights — II Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down. 12 unclued lights are signs of the zodiac; others are GREAT BEAR, BIG DIPPER, URSA MAJOR, WAIN.
1156 26/06/1952 Line upon Line Altair Grid is Times-style.
1157 03/07/1952 Discard Square — II Fez 16 answers lose one or two (consecutive) letters on entry, the lights still being words; the omitted letters form a 5 x 5 word-square with main diagonal also a word.
1158 10/07/1952 Honeycomb — VII Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from those entered vertically.
1159 17/07/1952 Last Lines — II Pipeg Several clues are last lines of stanzas or poems; the lights are the authors. If authors are given, lights are words in the corresponding first lines.
1160 24/07/1952 Trisected Angles Trand Numerical puzzle concerning a triangle with a trisected angle.
1161 31/07/1952 Idle Thoughts Vectis Most clues are nonsense couplets containing anagrams of Shakespearean characters.
1162 07/08/1952 Numerc Ecson Occid All lights lose numbers (in English, French, German or Latin, including Roman numerals) on entry.
1163 14/08/1952 14A Through the 12D Sansine Narrative concerning ALICE, with all lights losing any Ps or Qs and having any double letters entered singly.
1164 21/08/1952 Snakes and Ladders Twig Grid is a word-ladder; 6 diagonal lights are clued as snakes.
1165 28/08/1952 40-17 Wray Unclued lights are places in Switzerland.
1166 04/09/1952 * * * * * * * Pone Across lights are entered BOUSTROPHEDON, down lights UPSIDE-DOWN.
1167 11/09/1952 Over The Styx Babs Narrative concerning famous horses and their owners; only consonants of lights are entered.
1168 18/09/1952 Bridge Pipeg Grid represents the distribution of cards in a bridge hand; a narrative of play is given with certain words omitted, whose letter sums equal the sums of pip values of certain cards (J = 14, Q = 16, K = 18, A = 20).
1169 25/09/1952 Rag-bag Altair Grid is Times-style.
1170 02/10/1952 All Change Topher Lights are misprints of answers, and are still words.
1171 09/10/1952 Word-Squares — VII Tracer Grid comprises 9 word-squares each of whose NE-SW diagonals contains just one letter repeated; these in order (except for the main diagonal) spell CLEVEREST. Clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares.
1172 16/10/1952 Alphabetical Inserts Sam The alphabet is entered in two columns so that each across light contains one of these letters; the 3- and 4-letter words appearing on either side of these columns are clued by subtraction, e.g. ARDENT - ART = DEN.
1173 23/10/1952 Neo-Pythagorean Croton Numerical puzzle concerning solutions to a + b = 2c.
1174 30/10/1952 Outdoor Ariels Egma Unclued lights are types of antelope.
1175 06/11/1952 Nominal Rekab Some clues are first names of English writers; the lights are their second Christian names.
1176 13/11/1952 Much of a Muchness Topher Unclued lights are sets of mutual anagrams.
1177 20/11/1952 Across, Down, and Through Hereward Wyke Grid is a 5 x 5 x 5 cube with block cubes; clues are the letters of the lights in alphabetical order with four extra letters added.
1178 27/11/1952 Farrago Altair Grid is Times-style.
1179 04/12/1952 Motley Mixture — VIII Tracer Lights appear as letter-mixtures in order in two paragraphs.
1180 11/12/1952 Swallowtails Sprog 12 extracts from quotations (given) form a spiral, with 3-letter overlaps; parts of the quotations appear as positioning lights.
1181 18/12/1952 Plum Pudding Bart Clues are DLM; unclued lights are coins.
1182 25/12/1952 The Festive Board Div Lights are entered letter by letter; the grid forms 'HOW BLESS'D, HOW ENVIED, WERE OUR LIFE COULD WE BUT SCAPE THE POULTERER'S KNIFE! BUT MAN, CURS'D MAN, ON TURKEYS PREYS, AND CHRISTMAS SHORTENS ALL OUR DAYS: SOMETIMES WITH OYSTERS WE COMBINE, SOMETIMES
1183 01/01/1953 Mixed Veg Ad In each row and column lights can run on from the last square to the first; clues are PD, leading to vegetable items.
1184 08/01/1953 Double or Quit — II Pipeg 12 clues lead to pairs of 4-letter words, of which the second is the Playfair-coded version of the first; the codesquare appears in the grid. KEY: Superdainty
1185 15/01/1953 Pros and Cons Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1186 22/01/1953 Skeleton Crossnumber Phydros Numerical puzzle with blank grid.
1187 29/01/1953 Elysian Kennel Club Babs Narrative concerning several famous dogs; consonants only are entered, vowels are given.
1188 05/02/1953 Idle Thoughts Again Vectis Clues are couplets containing anagrams of fictional characters (starred clues also contain a word of the title concerned); these are entered with overlaps in chains.
1189 12/02/1953 Wheels Within — III Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle and third circle spell 'HE LEFT HIS SUBJECTS STILL BEHIND, ONE HALF AS MAD - AND T'OTHER NO LESS BLIND', referring to GEORGE THE THIRD (appearing,
1190 19/02/1953 Alphabetical Jigsaw — III Tyke All lights have their first halves in alphabetical order and their second halves in reverse alphabetical order; those of even length have the two central letters the same. Clues are grouped by light length; 3-letter words are unclued.
1191 26/02/1953 Cook’s Tour — II Zander 19 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1192 05/03/1953 The Brigand of Split Rex Grid has only vertical bars. Each across light and a homonym thereof are defined in a narrative; some down lights are clued in column order.
1193 12/03/1953 Caesarean VLX [Jim] Thirteen 2-letter lights give the pairs of a substitution cipher (consisting of the codewords above the rest of the alphabet in order); answers to two of the ten coded clues are entered encoded. KEY: Facetious Jymp
1194 19/03/1953 Here and There Fudge Asterisked clues lead to words associated with the lights by phrases '_____ AND _____'.
1195 26/03/1953 Pastime Altair Grid is Times-style.
1196 02/04/1953 Just So Pone Narrative concerning 'How the Rhinoceros got his Skin' in Kipling's 'Just So Stories'.
1197 09/04/1953 Limited Objectives Wray Only 10 different letters appear in the grid; other letters are removed from answers to clues and the light is an anagram of the remainder. 3 unclued lights require no removal or rearrangement, and each contains all 10 letters (with repetitions).
1198 16/04/1953 Word Ladder VII Tracer Lights are unclued rungs of two word-ladders.
1199 23/04/1953 Ragman Selce Clues define words of which the lights are anagrams with first and last letters removed.
1200 30/04/1953 Plonk-Plunk Stephanus Numerical puzzle concerning solutions of ax = by + 1.
1201 07/05/1953 Portmanteaux Topher Across lights form a continuous chain of words, each overlapping the next by 2 letters; clues are grouped by light-length and given in cyclic order.
1202 14/05/1953 Singles and Doubles Turk Certain squares have 2 letters entered in them.
1203 21/05/1953 E-Changes Sam Answers to the 26 across clues each contain at least one letter E; one such is replaced by another letter (the new letters being the alphabet in order) and an anagram of what results is the light.
1204 28/05/1953 Coronation Chaplet Pipeg Grid is circular; radial clues define words from which shorter words are to be removed, leaving 4-letter lights. A spiral reads 'MAY YOU RULE US LONG AND LEAVE US RULERS OF YOUR BLOOD AS NOBLE TILL THE LATEST DAY' from 'TO THE QUEEN' by TENNYSON (jumbled
1205 04/06/1953 Snakes and Ladders Ad Ladder lights are entered upwards either vertically or diagonally; snake lights traverse squares in any direction except upwards.
1206 11/06/1953 Northern Lights III Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down. 10 lights are homonyms of words in Gray's Elegy; in each case a second word from the same line is
1207 18/06/1953 Verbal Quiz Div The numerical sum of each light is given as its clue; the unchecked letters form the title. Each diagonal contains CONSEQUENCE, the only 11-letter word spoken by Reynaldo in Hamlet.
1208 25/06/1953 Medley Altair Grid is Times-style.
1209 02/07/1953 Perfectly Plain Fez Grid is blank; clues are numbered normally.
1210 09/07/1953 Skeletons in the Cupboard Taffy Clues each define two words; lights are the 3 letters common to both. Grid spells 'A HEDGE BETWEEN KEEPS FRIENDSHIP GREEN' and 'ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER'.
1211 16/07/1953 Honeycomb VIII Tracer Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered in three directions, jumbled apart from those entered vertically.
1212 23/07/1953 Square Routes Jayphanx Numerical puzzle; lights are entered in 5 square chains and consist of numbers followed by their square roots with 1-digit overlaps.
1213 30/07/1953 Shakespeare Unbound — III Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'WHAT CANNOT BE AVOIDED 'TWERE CHILDISH WEAKNESS TO LAMENT OR FEAR'.
1214 06/08/1953 Hexagrammatos Duplex Grid is hexagonal; a few positioning lights (some jumbled) are clued. A spiral reads GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON: SONG AGAINST GROCERS: 'GOD MADE THE WICKED GROCER FOR A MYSTERY AND A SIGN, THAT MEN MIGHT SHUN THE AWFUL SHOP AND GO TO INNS TO DINE'.
1215 13/08/1953 Missing Links — II Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1216 20/08/1953 Schizologia — IV Tyke Grid is Times-style. 3 lights are normal; each of the remainder is split in two. One part is entered to form the beginning or end of the appropriate light; the other is entered elsewhere.
1217 27/08/1953 Lexicotheria Notlaw 26 lights, mainly in two chains, are animals beginning with different letters of the alphabet; several positioning lights are clued.
1218 03/09/1953 Threesomes Babs 30 italicised clues lead to 10 groups of three words each; in each group the same initial three letters are removed to form the lights (also words).
1219 10/09/1953 Magic Square Tiber Numerical puzzle; grid is a 6 x 6 magic square with one square in each row already filled. For each row the other five numbers are clued in random order.
1220 17/09/1953 Simple Cypher Recon Answers to asterisked clues are encoded using a simple substitution cipher.
1221 24/09/1953 Penny Plain Altair Grid is Times-style.
1222 01/10/1953 Aslant Pone Narrative concerning Gulliver's Travels; lights are entered diagonally, some making a change of direction.
1223 08/10/1953 Form Fours Chalba Each clue leads to a 4-letter word, to be entered clockwise in four squares obtained one from the other by successive rotation of the grid; rows spell a series of animals and birds.
1224 15/10/1953 Word-Squares — VIII Tracer Grid comprises 9 word-squares each of whose NE-SW diagonals contains just one letter repeated; these in order (except for the main diagonal) spell PRECEDENT. Clues give numerical sums of the words of the squares.
1225 22/10/1953 Extra-Pythagorean Croton Numerical puzzle concerning solutions of x + 2y = 3z.
1226 29/10/1953 Displaced Persons Peto Each answer loses an anagram of a Christian name to form the light.
1227 05/11/1953 Noughts and Crosses Ad Lights are all 10-letter, with DLM clues; odd- and even-numbered letters are entered as X and O respectively.
1228 12/11/1953 Replacements Stephanus Each clue defines three words, with one to be replaced in another by the third to form the light, e.g. AKIN, CAKING, LO lead to CLOG.
1229 19/11/1953 Synograms Umber Grid is circular with radial lights, clued by anagrams of synonyms.
1230 26/11/1953 Imp of Mischief — II Pipeg Clues are PD.
1231 03/12/1953 Mathematics Vectis Grid is Times-style and uses only 10 different letters; clues are cryptograms employing them in 6 'valuations', each being used once in each type of problem (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
1232 10/12/1953 Alphabetical Inserts — II Sam The alphabet is entered in two columns so that each across light contains one of these letters; the 3- and 4-letter words appearing on either side of these columns are clued by subtraction, e.g. GRANULES - GULES = RAN.
1233 17/12/1953 Split Turns Wray Grid is triangular; clues lead to 6-letter words, whose halves (perhaps jumbled) are entered as 3-letter words clockwise in appropriate triangles, with letters on adjacent sides equal.
1234 24/12/1953 Christmas Crackers Joxon Clues concern Christmas.
1235 31/12/1953 A Fresh Start Altair Grid is Times-style.
1236 07/01/1954 Multiplication Square Fez Grid is a 5 x 5 word-square; clues are to sums of letter-values and are given in code; a cryptogram provides the key.
1237 14/01/1954 Dear Sir, … Babs Narrative comprising several 'letters' concerning the first issue of The Listener.
1238 21/01/1954 Cyclic Fours Topher Each row contains three 4-letter words, written cyclically, clued in random sequence as letter-mixtures with redundant letters.
1239 28/01/1954 Quaternary — II Occid Clues are anagrams of synonyms of anagrams of the lights.
1240 04/02/1954 Head-hunting Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'IT IS NO MATTER WHICH WAY THE HEAD LIES'.
1241 11/02/1954 Wheels Within — IV Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells ''TWAS PART CONFESSION AND THE REST DEFENCE A MADMAN'S TALE' by GEORGE CRABBE (third circle).
1242 18/02/1954 Kings and Castles Knight-errant Puzzle concerns the white squares of a 12 x 12 chessboard; lights are entered along successive moves of kings or rooks.
1243 25/02/1954 Dead Letters Scorpio Each light loses its initial letter on entry; these exhaust the alphabet twice.
1244 04/03/1954 Sans Teeth Sansine Lights lose the letter E, H and T on entry.
1245 11/03/1954 Whereabouts Rekab 12 lights are clued by anagrams given in random order; 5 clues are one-word anagrams of the lights.
1246 18/03/1954 Double Check — II Neon Each clue defines the light and leads to two anagrams or pseudo-anagrams of it.
1247 25/03/1954 For a Rainy Day Altair Grid is Times-style.
1248 01/04/1954 Ellipses Pipeg Numerical puzzle concerning solutions to 2a - z = A, 2b + z = B.
1249 08/04/1954 Twins Tyke There are two identical grids; each clue leads to two answers, one for each grid.
1250 15/04/1954 Fold Here Pone A diamond path, beginning at the centre of the top row, spells THIS IS THE WAY THEY DID NOT GO; a spiral route reads THIS IS OK: GO ON INWARDS: TEN COTSWOLDS (being the flock which BO-PEEP LOST).
1251 22/04/1954 Hexa-Pentagonal — II Croton Grid comprises two overlapping hexagonal lattices such that each hexagon is divided into 4 pentagons, and contains a 4-letter word read clockwise; four 10-letter words are formed along the edges.
1252 29/04/1954 Quotimals Trand Numerical puzzle; lights are repetends of periodic fractions in bases other than 10.
1253 06/05/1954 Arma Virumque Cano Zander Lights are entered in Latin; clues are incomplete quotations from Virgil.
1254 13/05/1954 The Blues Wray Unclued lights are OXFORD or CAMBRIDGE colleges.
1255 20/05/1954 It All Depends Vectis Grid is Times-style; the light is an antonym of the answer, the answer itself, a synonym of the answer or an anagram of the answer according as the light's initial letter is in the range A-D, E-I, J-P or R-Z.
1256 27/05/1954 Pure Devilry — III Ad In each row and column lights can run on from the last square to the first; clues are PD.
1257 03/06/1954 Fragments Babs Narrative concerning a parody of 'Oh, to be in England'.
1258 10/06/1954 Spiral Chequers — III Fez There are 20 positioning lights; remaining lights are entered in a spiral in alternate squares.
1259 17/06/1954 Pros and Cons — II Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1260 24/06/1954 Snatches of Song Altair Grid is Times-style.
1261 01/07/1954 Shakespeare Unbound — IV Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'FOOLISH YOUTH THOU SEEKST THE GREATNESS THAT WILL OVERWHELM THEE'.
1262 08/07/1954 For Bidding? Egma Grid comprises a bridge hand; cards are given letter values such that AS, ..., 2S, AC, ..., 2C and AH, ..., 2H, AD, ..., 2D are in alphabetical order. Clues are given to some of the words or abbreviations formed by each player's holding in each suit.
1263 15/07/1954 Misprints — III Stephanus Each light is entered misprinted, and its clue has a similar misprint; there are no unchecked letters.
1264 22/07/1954 Mixed Couplets Pipeg Some clues are two lines of verse by different authors with three or more consecutive letters in common, forming the light, e.g. CAMPION, CAMPBELL lead to CAMP.
1265 29/07/1954 Purely Nominal — II Joxon Many lights and references in clues are to be found in The Century Cyclopaedia of Names.
1266 05/08/1954 Cubes Notlaw Numerical puzzle involving several cubes and 3-digit numbers 'abc' equal to a + b + c.
1267 12/08/1954 Tricode Recon Lights are entered in four directions; in three cases a different simple substitution cipher is used.
1268 19/08/1954 Alphabetical Inserts — III Sam Grid is circular, with 22 radial lights; 26 circular lights each gain a different letter on entry.
1269 26/08/1954 euplcaton ancy [ffancy] All repeated letters in clues and lights are omitted.
1270 02/09/1954 1 + 11 + 39 + 6 Halezfax Unclued lights apart from the title are either DEPARTMENTs or former PROVINCEs.
1271 09/09/1954 Bright and Early Pone Narrative concerning bird-watching.
1272 16/09/1954 Hexagrammatos — II Duplex Grid is hexagonal; a few positioning lights (some jumbled) are clued. A spiral reads WILLIAM SCHWENK GILBERT: 'BUT THE HAPPIEST HOUR A SAILOR SEES IS WHEN HE'S DOWN AT AN INLAND TOWN, WITH HIS NANCY ON HIS KNEES, YO HO! AND HIS ARM AROUND HER WAIST!'
1273 23/09/1954 Missing Links — III Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1274 30/09/1954 Conventional Altair Grid is Times-style.
1275 07/10/1954 Poetic Circles — IV Pipeg Grid is circular; 4 quotations run circumferentially, with the poets forming four of the radial lights; clues to radial lights define words from which shorter words are removed.
1276 14/10/1954 ‘Ars est celare artem’ Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters ART in some order.
1277 21/10/1954 Problems Trand Numerical puzzle concerning three types of problem.
1278 28/10/1954 28ac. Notlaw Unclued lights are the names of the ten cups of coffee drunk after dinner in the ARDENNES.
1279 04/11/1954 Unknown Quantity ffancy The position of each light is not given, but the sum of its letter-values, added to the number of its position in the grid, plus or minus 10 for across or down lights respectively, appears in brackets.
1280 11/11/1954 Pierian Hereward Wyke Grid comprises 14 heptagons, divided into triangles, containing 7-letter words entered clockwise. At 8 points three heptagons meet, and 6-letter words are entered in the resulting hexagons. The perimeter spells 'A LITTLE LEARNING IS A DANGEROUS THING'.
1281 18/11/1954 Schizologia — V Tyke Grid is Times-style. 3 lights are normal; each of the remainder is split in two. One part is entered to form the beginning or end of the appropriate light; the other is entered elsewhere.
1282 25/11/1954 Mulberry Bush Topher Each light is a cyclic permutation of the answer.
1283 02/12/1954 Wheels Within — V Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'AND A FEW MEN TALKED OF FREEDOM WHILE ENGLAND TALKED OF ALE' by G.K. CHESTERTON (third circle).
1284 09/12/1954 Prime and Square Umber Numerical puzzle with clues given in terms of 4 prime numbers and 4 square numbers.
1285 16/12/1954 Head-hunting — II Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'WILL HIDE HIS HEAD UNDER HIS WING'.
1286 23/12/1954 Christmas Pie Babs Narrative comprising various poems about Christmas; perimeter spells 'AT CHRISTMAS PLAY AND MAKE GOOD CHEER FOR CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR'.
1287 30/12/1954 Split Turns — II Wray Grid is triangular; clues are quotations with 6-letter authors, whose halves (perhaps jumbled) are entered as 3-letter words clockwise in appropriate triangles, with letters on adjacent sides equal.
1288 06/01/1955 Hidden Mixtures Pipeg Most clues contain a themeword and a mixture of the letters of a word related to it; the light in each case is a third word related to the second by the first.
1289 13/01/1955 Word Sums — VI Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
1290 20/01/1955 Literary Relations Scorpio Clues are literary; some lights are anagrams of the answers.
1291 27/01/1955 Further Devilry — IV Ad All clues are PD.
1292 03/02/1955 Aviary Occid Across lights, all unclued, are birds.
1293 10/02/1955 Sumprod Jayphanx Numerical puzzle with 5 nested rectangles; numbers along two pairs of adjacent edges have their sum and product both perfect squares.
1294 17/02/1955 Exit Lines Adam Unclued lights are 6 Shavian characters, together with the words comprising their last lines.
1295 24/02/1955 Embedded Squares Fudge Grid comprises 36 squares, each surrounded by 4 hexagons. Lights are all 5-letter, with one letter entered in the square and the remainder clockwise in the hexagons so as to spell a 4-letter word anticlockwise. The letters in the squares form a 6 x 6 word
1296 03/03/1955 Pros and Cons — III Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1297 10/03/1955 Playfair II Pipeg 5 lights are Playfair-coded. KEY: Exultancy
1298 17/03/1955 Hour-glass Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'LIVES OF GREAT MEN ALL REMIND US WE CAN MAKE OUR LIVES SUBLIME, AND, DEPARTING, LEAVE BEHIND US FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME'.
1299 24/03/1955 Twins — II Tyke There are two identical grids; each clue leads to two answers, one for each grid.
1300 31/03/1955 Alphabetical Cocktail Sam The 26 across lights are anagrams of the answers; each begins with a different letter of the alphabet.
1301 07/04/1955 Bird Song Babs Each of the 8 down clues contains an anagram of a 10-letter British bird, the light.
1302 14/04/1955 Third Degree Rampersand Numerical puzzle with grids forming a 3 x 3 x 3 cube.
1303 21/04/1955 Gardening &c Pone Clues and lights concern gardening; double border spells 'DAFFADOWNDILLIES AND COWSLIPS AND KINGCUPS AND LOVED LILIES THE PRETTY PAWNCE AND THE CHEVISAUNCE'.
1304 28/04/1955 A Plain Puzzle Altair Grid is Times-style.
1305 05/05/1955 Shakespeare Unbound — V Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'MEN OF SLENDER REPUTATION PUT FORTH THEIR SONS TO SEEK PREFERMENT'.
1306 12/05/1955 Knight’s Tour Gib Lights are 4-letter, mainly jumbled; a knight's tour spells 'CARELESS THEIR MERITS OR THEIR FAULTS TO SCAN, HIS PITY GAVE ERE CHARITY BEGAN'.
1307 19/05/1955 Imp of Mischief — III Pipeg All clues are PD.
1308 26/05/1955 Since 1900 Pirro Clues are incomplete quotations; one letter is to be chosen from each missing word and entered somewhere in the grid, which then spells 'WORRYING THE CARCASE OF AN OLD SONG' by R.S. THOMAS.
1309 02/06/1955 Cook’s Tour — III Zander 19 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1310 09/06/1955 Bisectors Trand Numerical puzzle concerning angle bisectors and medians of triangles.
1311 16/06/1955 Be(r)ef(t) C(l)ues Simmo One or two words in each clue have had one or two letters removed.
1312 23/06/1955 The Gamut Babs 13 unclued lights are composers, whose initial and final letters exhaust the alphabet.
1313 30/06/1955 Literanumeral Crank Any Roman numerals in lights are replaced by numbers in some way.
1314 07/07/1955 Chain Letters Tyke Each across light is the first 4 letters of a 7-letter word; these form a chain with 3-letter overlaps, alternate links of which are clued.
1315 14/07/1955 Logogriphs Topher Ten 10-letter across lights can be rearranged into two words; clues define all three. Down lights at edges have clues defining them and an anagram; other lights are entered along king's moves from given starting squares.
1316 21/07/1955 Queer Fish Wray Lights are 4-letter, entered clockwise around numbers; 9, unclued, are fish.
1317 28/07/1955 Enough to Make One Cross Hereward Wyke Grid is twelve 3 x 3 squares (with hyphens indicating where adjacent squares contain the same letter); lights are clued in alphabetical order merely by the sums of their letter-values.
1318 04/08/1955 Mixed Bag Pipeg 10 normal clues are given first; remaining lights are defined by one or more words in a line of doggerel.
1319 11/08/1955 Sorry, Jim; You’re Out! Pim Unclued lights are misprints (single for across, double for down) of the 1954 MCC touring team in Australia; Jim McCannon is not included.
1320 18/08/1955 Swordsongs ffancy Several lights are formed from the answers in some way, e.g. HONOUR AMONG THIEVES leads to THHONOURIEVES, MERRY-GO-ROUND leads to GMERRYO. Some clues are similarly treated.
1321 25/08/1955 Endless Border Abdul Numerical puzzle, with border being the repetend of 1/29 in decimal notation.
1322 01/09/1955 Trios Fudge 26 clues are anagrams of two members of a trio, with the light being the third.
1323 08/09/1955 ‘Arms and the Man’ Zander Unclued lights are items listed in P. ROGET's Thesaurus under 'Arms'.
1324 15/09/1955 FisHY Jim 13 unclued lights have the form ___IS___, giving substitutions used sometimes in the clues.
1325 22/09/1955 Wheels Within — VI Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'WHO THEN TO FRAIL MORTALITY SHALL TRUST BUT LIMNS ON WATER' by FRANCIS BACON (third circle).
1326 29/09/1955 Science Fiction Simmo Across lights are cyclic permutations of planets or stars.
1327 06/10/1955 Composagram Halezfax Clues are DLM; unclued lights, occurring as anagrams in a diary extract, are all composers.
1328 13/10/1955 Queen’s Moves — II Octavian Numerical puzzle in base 8.
1329 20/10/1955 Nought but Crosses Vectis All lights are 5-letter, entered in 'crosses' in such a way that adjacent squares (except within crosses) contain letters adjacent in the alphabet.
1330 27/10/1955 Alphabetical Inserts — IV Sam The alphabet is entered in four columns so that each across light contains one of these letters; the 3- and 4-letter words appearing on either side of these columns are clued by subtraction, e.g. LUMBERED - UMBER = LED.
1331 03/11/1955 Group Terms Pipeg Asterisked clues are DLM, leading to nouns whose group terms form the lights, e.g. LIONS leads to PRIDE.
1332 10/11/1955 Homonymous — II Topher In 38 instances the light is a homonym of the answer.
1333 17/11/1955 Closed Circuits — II Wray Lights are 4-letter, entered clockwise in triangles so that first and last letters (which are the same) occupy the same position; clues are in random order within four groups.
1334 24/11/1955 Adrift ffancy Narrative concerning a shipwreck; rows and columns of grid have been cyclically permuted.
1335 01/12/1955 Parallelograms Trand Numerical puzzle involving two parallelograms ABCD in which BD trisects the angle ABC.
1336 08/12/1955 Missing Links — IV Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1337 15/12/1955 Threes Out Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters RAG in some order.
1338 22/12/1955 Noel Joxon Clues concern Christmas.
1339 29/12/1955 Hexagrammatos — III Duplex Grid is hexagonal; a few positioning lights (some jumbled) are clued. A spiral reads GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON: THE ENGLISHMAN: 'BUT SINCE HE STOOD FOR ENGLAND AND KNEW WHAT ENGLAND MEANS, UNLESS YOU GIVE HIM BACON YOU MUST NOT GIVE HIM BEANS'.
1340 05/01/1956 Common Denominators Simmo 23 unnumbered definition clues have lights which are the people or places whose names are given to the objects, e.g. 'champagne' leads to SILLERY, 'blouse' leads to GARIBALDI.
1341 12/01/1956 Northern Lights — IV Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down. Unclued lights are types of TROPE.
1342 19/01/1956 Geograms Sam Across lights are anagrams of the answers and are geographical names in and around Britain.
1343 26/01/1956 Bicentennial Fecit Narrative concerning Mozart's life.
1344 02/02/1956 Change a Letter Pipeg Each clue contains a single misprint; exactly the same misprint is to be made in entering the light.
1345 09/02/1956 Queen’s Moves — III Octavian Numerical puzzle with blank grid and lights entered in base 5 along queen's moves; lights are complicated functions of given values of n.
1346 16/02/1956 Double Six Topher Six letters of the alphabet are subject to a 'constant substitution among themselves' for the down lights.
1347 22/03/1956 Sub Rosa Pone All lights lose TH once on entry.
1348 29/03/1956 Knight Errant Wray Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells 'POOR WANDERING ONE, THOUGH THOU HAST SURELY STYRAYED TAKE HEART' - SIR W.S. GILBERT.
1349 05/04/1956 Head-Hunting — III Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'ANOTHER BRUISING OF THE HAPLESS HEAD'.
1350 12/04/1956 Aeolian Babs 13 lights are names of winds occurring in a quotation from 'Paradise Lost'.
1351 19/04/1956 Quips and Quiddities Odysseus Across lights are members of alliterative pairs; the clues, in alphabetical order of the lights, define the other halves.
1352 26/04/1956 1 Across Speculator All lights are entered MIRRORWISE.
1353 03/05/1956 Embedded Squares — II Fudge Grid comprises 36 squares, each surrounded by 4 hexagons. Lights are all 5-letter, with one letter entered in the square and the remainder clockwise in the hexagons so as to spell a 4-letter word anticlockwise. The letters in the squares form a 6 x 6 word
1354 10/05/1956 Logs = 69,223 Notlaw Numerical puzzle; letters in clues stand for prime numbers, with lights the mantissae of the four-figure logs of the numbers clued.
1355 17/05/1956 Shakespeare Unbound — VI Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'BRIARS SHALL HAVE LEAVES AS WELL AS THORNS AND BE AS SWEET AS SHARP'.
1356 24/05/1956 Fair Exchange Leon Grid is circular and represents a telephone dial; letters represented by the same digit are taken to be equivalent. Twenty-five 4-letter radial lights read inward, spelling an oxymoron in two circles, forming 5 perfect squares in the third and contributin
1357 31/05/1956 Theme and Variations Zander Themewords are WHARTON (STEIN, LOOS); CHERRY (PLUM, DAMSON); NUGENT (DEMISS, GLADY); BULL (INNER, MAGPIE); SINGH (TRIPSIS, ERRHINE).
1358 07/06/1956 Hidden Mixtures — II Pipeg Most clues contain a themeword and a mixture of the letters of a word related to it; the light in each case is a third word related to the second by the first.
1359 14/06/1956 Pros and Cons — IV Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1360 21/06/1956 ‘There is no secret …’ Meringue Unclued across and down lights are the names of riders and their horses respectively.
1361 28/06/1956 Flora Seadog Unclued lights are found in Brewer's under 'Flowers and Trees'.
1362 05/07/1956 Portmanteaux — II Topher Across lights form a continuous chain of words, each overlapping the next by 2 letters; clues are grouped by light-length and given in cyclic order.
1363 12/07/1956 Nonsense Rhymes Ramal Grid is Times-style; each clue is a nonsense rhyme of two lines, the first containing a definition of the light and the second an anagram of the symmetrically opposite light.
1364 19/07/1956 Entente Cordiale Jan Any light or portion thereof may be treated as a French word.
1365 26/07/1956 Motley Wray Lights are 4-letter, entered clockwise around numbers; 9 are Shakespearean characters, clued by quotations from their speeches in random order.
1366 02/08/1956 Wheels Within — VII Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'ACT - ACT IN THE LIVING PRESENT! HEART WITHIN, AND GOD O'ERHEAD!' by H.W. LONGFELLOW (third circle).
1367 09/08/1956 Hour-glass — II Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'LOVE TOOK UP THE GLASS OF TIME, AND TURN'D IT IN HIS GLOWING HANDS; EVERY MOMENT, LIGHTLY SHAKEN, RAN ITSELF IN GOLDEN SANDS'.
1368 16/08/1956 Factorial Fractions Semantikos Numerical puzzle; clues are fractions, with lights being these in 'factorial notation', e.g. 31/8 = 3/1! + 1/2! + 2/3! + 1/4! is entered as 3121.
1369 23/08/1956 Overlaps Babs Each across light has 12 letters and may be split into two words in two different ways, the overlap being 2 letters in each case, e.g. MANTISSATRAP; clues define all four words.
1370 30/08/1956 How’s That? Fitzjohn Grid is Times-style; several answers lose NOT on entry (i.e., not out).
1371 06/09/1956 Bridge — II Pipeg Grid represents the distribution of cards in a bridge hand; a narrative of play is given with certain words omitted, whose letter sums equal the sums of pip values of certain cards (J = 14, Q = 16, K = 18, A = 20).
1372 13/09/1956 Imports and Exports Rex Across clues are passages containing anagrams of commodities; lights, all foreign towns, are misprinted anagrams of these.
1373 20/09/1956 Alphabetical Inserts — V Sam Grid is circular; 26 radial lights are formed from the answers by inserting a different letter of the alphabet in each. Outermost and innermost circles spell 'I NEVER BREATHE ITS PURE SERENE' and 'THREE REMOVES IS AS BAD AS A FIRE'.
1374 27/09/1956 Near Misses Simmo Each answer either gains or loses a letter to form the light, another word.
1375 04/10/1956 Cyclic Fives Topher Each row contains three 5-letter words, written cyclically, clued in random sequence.
1376 11/10/1956 The Clock Vectis Grid represents a clock face; twelve 11-letter lights are entered around the numerals. Each clue has two parts; the first leads to the relevant number, the second to the light.
1377 18/10/1956 Triangular Nabla Numerical puzzle concerning triangular numbers.
1378 25/10/1956 (K)night at the Opera Halezfax Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells PHILEMON AND BAUCIS - GOUNOD; PELLEAS AND MELISANDE - DEBUSSY; ARIADNE - MASSENET.
1379 01/11/1956 Sixes and Sevens Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are all misplaced.
1380 08/11/1956 Hexagrammatos — IV Duplex Grid is hexagonal; a few positioning lights (some jumbled) are clued. A spiral reads ISAAC WATTS: AGAINST IDLENESS AND MISCHIEF: 'HOW DOTH THE LITTLE BUSY BEE IMPROVE EACH SHINING HOUR, AND GATHER HONEY ALL THE DAY FROM EVERY OPENING FLOWER'.
1381 15/11/1956 Variations on a Theme Seadog Grid is five 5 x 5 squares; unclued border lights are all anagrams of TERAS.
1382 22/11/1956 Overlaps — II Babs Each across light has 13 letters and may be split into two words in two different ways, the overlap being 2 letters in each case, e.g. CONTESTRANGER; clues define all four words.
1383 29/11/1956 Heronry Scrap Numerical puzzle concerning four non-right-angled triangles with integral sides and areas.
1384 06/12/1956 euplcaton — 2 ancy [ffancy] All repeated letters in clues and lights are omitted.
1385 13/12/1956 Try Somewhere Else Pipeg Each asterisked clue contains a word defining the light at the place indicated, but belongs as a whole to a light of the same length elsewhere.
1386 20/12/1956 Christmas Knight Sugden Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells 'BE THIS GOOD FRIENDS OUR CAROL STILL: BE PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GENTLE WILL' - W.M.T.
1387 27/12/1956 No N.E.W.S. from Abroad Egma Lights are geographical locations with N, E, W and S omitted; clues are countries in which they are found.
1388 03/01/1957 Treble Chance Pone Squares contain 1, 2 or 3 letters; rows each give a pair of combatants, e.g. PERSEUS and GORGON; final column is filled with 1, 2 or X according to the outcome.
1389 10/01/1957 Northern Lights — V Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down. Unclued lights are subjects of poems from which asterisked clues are quotations.
1390 17/01/1957 Green Fingers Vectis Clues (many being DLM) are to common names of plants; lights are the botanical names.
1391 24/01/1957 Shakespeare Unbound — VII Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell ''TIS BETTER TO BE LOWLY BORN AND RANGE WITH HUMBLE LIVERS IN CONTENT'.
1392 31/01/1957 Nodes Seadog Unclued lights are types of knot.
1393 07/02/1957 Cook’s Tour — IV Zander 16 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1394 14/02/1957 Phases of the Moon ffancy Unclued lights are months of the year in different languages.
1395 21/02/1957 Diametricode Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights.
1396 28/02/1957 Aenigma Vergilianum Dionysius Clues are incomplete quotations from Virgil.
1397 07/03/1957 Mixed Tablets Andreas Unclued lights are names of BATTLEs.
1398 14/03/1957 Chain Letters — II Tyke Each across light is the first 4 letters of a 7-letter word; these form a chain with 3-letter overlaps, alternate links of which are clued.
1399 21/03/1957 Playfair — III Pipeg Two diagonals spell 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'; 6 unclued lights are Playfair-coded animals from the book. KEY: Flamingo
1400 28/03/1957 Triads Sam All lights are still words when either beheaded or curtailed, e.g. EASTERN; clues define all three words.
1401 04/04/1957 Wheels Within — VIII Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'AND GENTLENESS IN HEARTS AT PEACE UNDER AN ENGLISH HEAVEN' by RIPERT BROOKE (third circle).
1402 11/04/1957 False Trail Esrom Numerical puzzle involving differences of squares.
1403 18/04/1957 Oh No John! Meringue 38 positioning clues are two-word DLM; remaining clues are to words or phrases containing JACK (omitted on entry) - these lights are entered in a spiral, in an order to be determined.
1404 25/04/1957 Pros and Cons — V Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1405 02/05/1957 Loaded Dice Wray Grid is the net of a die; each face contains four 4-letter lights arranged clockwise around shaded squares, with adjacent squares at edges containing the same letter.
1406 09/05/1957 Missing Links — V Zander 16 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1407 16/05/1957 Diametricode — II Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights.
1408 23/05/1957 All Clear Pipeg Grid is blank; clues are in normal order, but only 6 are numbered.
1409 30/05/1957 Plain, Padded, or Plush Mayfly Lights either are plain, or have an extra P or H (and are still words).
1410 06/06/1957 A.E.I.O. Leon Lights are entered letter by letter; when binary numbers are superimposed on the rows, the 1s form a grille, by which a Carrollian sorites may be read. Unclued lights are the mnemonical forms of the 19 valid moods of a syllogism.
1411 13/06/1957 Logogriphs — II Topher Ten 10-letter across lights can be rearranged into two words; clues define all three. Down lights at edges have clues defining them and three anagrams; other lights are entered along king's moves from given starting squares.
1412 20/06/1957 Multigrades Tyke Numerical puzzle concerning five instances of pairs of 6-tuples of numbers having the same sum of first powers, the same sum of second powers, and so on up to the same sum of fifth powers.
1413 27/06/1957 Solver’s Plea Babs Narrative asking for less complicated crosswords.
1414 04/07/1957 Alphabetical Inserts — VI Sam Grid is Times-style apart from some bars; DLM clues lead to words which each require a different letter to be inserted to form the lights.
1415 11/07/1957 6s and 7s Simmo Lights are 6- and 7-letter, clued in random order; most down lights are jumbled.
1416 18/07/1957 Concert Hall Halezfax Unclued lights are titles of symphonies.
1417 25/07/1957 Tails You Win Pone All lights are beheaded on entry.
1418 01/08/1957 Northern Lights — VI Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down.Each light and/or clue has omitted from it EARTH, AIR, FIRE or WATER.
1419 08/08/1957 Like and Unlike Pipeg Across lights are antonyms of the answers; those down are associated with them.
1420 15/08/1957 Game Reserve Topher About half the lights lose an animal on entry.
1421 22/08/1957 Shakespeare Unbound — VIII Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'TEN THOUSAND HARMS MORE THAN THE ILLS I KNOW MY IDLENESS DOTH HATCH'.
1422 29/08/1957 Find the Link Vectis Each clue defines two words, linked by the light, e.g. (HEAVENLY) BODY (GUARD).
1423 05/09/1957 Quots Trand Numerical puzzle concerning reciprocals in different bases having 6-digit repetends.
1424 12/09/1957 Head Hunting — IV Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'THIS DREADFUL POTHER O'ER OUR HEADS'.
1425 19/09/1957 Baker’s Dozen Tats Clues are DLM; unclued lights are composers. The last appears below the grid; it, together with the first words of the across clues, may be rearranged to form the letters of the other unclued lights.
1426 26/09/1957 Hexagrammatos — V Duplex Grid is hexagonal; a few positioning lights (some jumbled) are clued. A spiral reads HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW: A PSALM OF LIFE: 'LET US, THEN, BE UP AND DOING, WITH A HEART FOR ANY FATE; STILL ACHIEVING, STILL PURSUING, LEARN TO LABOUR AND TO WAIT'.
1427 03/10/1957 Opera Score Simmo Unclued lights are operatic characters.
1428 10/10/1957 2es ffancy Unclued lights are ALIASes of Listener crossword setters.
1429 17/10/1957 Tongue-tied Jow Answers to clues are words in other languages; lights are translations into English. Unclued lights are in pairs, being the translations from different languages of the same original word.
1430 24/10/1957 Treasure Hunt Leon Lights, clued in random order, form a chain with 1-letter overlaps; they go in any of 8 directions and change direction once each. In the grid, between the diagonals HALFWAY and MAGINOT, appears A WHITE ELEPHANT.
1431 31/10/1957 Wheels Within — IX Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells ''IF THIS SHOULD STAY TO DINE' HE SAID 'THERE WON'T BE MUCH FOR US'' by LEWIS CARROLL (third circle).
1432 07/11/1957 Four Up Wray Clues are numbered, and some lights entered, BOUSTROPHEDON.
1433 14/11/1957 Tricyquads Trand Numerical puzzle concerning sides of cyclic quadrilaterals in which one diagonal trisects one of the angles.
1434 21/11/1957 Theme and Variations — II Zander Theme-words CHARLEMAGNE (MEGAN, RACHEL); DAVID (DAFFODIL, LEEK); ALEXANDER (HILLSBOROUGH, TUNIS); CAESAR (FUHRER, DUCE).
1435 28/11/1957 Mainly About People Tyke Grid is Times-style; across lights are all proper names, in pairs of mutual anagrams.
1436 05/12/1957 Equations ffancy Each answer contains the letter U; the light is either what precedes it or what follows it, and the sum of the letter-values of the remainder is given.
1437 12/12/1957 1 Down Leon The message DIRECT YOUR STEPS SO, THESEUS WILL LEAD YOU TO THE MINOTAUR may be traced, ending in the centre.
1438 19/12/1957 Christmas Crackery Zander Clues are DLM in the form of jokes, riddles and limericks; certain diagonals spell COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON TO ALL SOLVERS.
1439 26/12/1957 Proof Required Andreas Unclued lights are alcoholic drinks.
1440 02/01/1958 New Year Resolutions Babs Narrative containing New Year resolutions.
1441 09/01/1958 Pros and Cons — VI Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1442 16/01/1958 From A to Z Pipeg 13 prefixes and 13 suffixes are denoted by lower case letters, e.g. OVER = i, ER = s, so OVERTOWERS leads to iTOWsS.
1443 23/01/1958 Book-ends Vectis Lights are entered letter by letter; the final sentences of two books can then be traced in the grid.
1444 30/01/1958 Worldly Wise Wray Grid represents a globe with N and S poles; longitudinal lights occur as hidden anagrams in two paragraphs, while equator spells AN IMAGINARY LINE.
1445 06/02/1958 a, b Jaykay Numerical puzzle with clues and lights in base 12, with a = 10 and b = 11.
1446 13/02/1958 Snakes and Ladders Zander Across lights are entered in two parts, the first in the indicated position and the second elsewhere.
1447 20/02/1958 His Day Meringue Asterisked clues lead to owners of dogs, with the dogs being the lights.
1448 27/02/1958 A Pencil and Paper Effort Tyke 18 lights, e.g. ENTERIC, SPEND, WISP, and the PENCIL and EFFORT of the title, give a code used for lights with italicised clues and for some clues.
1449 06/03/1958 Alphabetical Cocktail — II Sam 26 across lights all begin with different letters; the words clued are anagrams of the lights without their initial letters.
1450 13/03/1958 Horatian Leon Clues are incomplete quotations from Horace.
1451 20/03/1958 Baker’s Dozen — II Tats Clues are DLM; unclued lights are US presidents. The last appears below the grid; it, together with the first words of the across clues, may be rearranged to form the letters of the other unclued lights.
1452 27/03/1958 Who’ll Buy? Babs Narrative consisting of advertisements.
1453 03/04/1958 Poetic Circles — V Pipeg Grid is circular; 4 quotations, with words in random order, run circumferentially, with the poets forming four of the radial lights; clues to radial lights define words from which shorter words are removed.
1454 10/04/1958 Reversi C.S.S. Numerical puzzle; grid is a 5 x 5 square which when completed contains each digit from 1 to 5 in each row and column. Clues are the minimum numbers of 'adjacent transpositions' required to produce the numbers starting from 12345.
1455 17/04/1958 By-lines Wray Clues are quotations; lights (all 4-letter) are the authors, to be entered around numbered squares. Clues are given in random order in groups corresponding to the rows.
1456 24/04/1958 Nesting Birds Peto There are six 5 x 5 grids, one light in each being a bird, with 6 central letters spelling a bird. Lights in corresponding positions are clued in random order by definition in doggerel.
1457 01/05/1958 Hour-glass III Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'SOUND, SOUND THE CLARION, FILL THE FIFE, THROUGHOUT THE SENSUAL WORLD PROCLAIM, ONE CROWDED HOUR OF GLORIOUS LIFE IS WORTH AN AGE WITHO
1458 08/05/1958 Wotsitsname? Pone Unclued down lights are bats suspended upside-down; title is BATS IN THE BELFRY.
1459 15/05/1958 Shakespeare Unbound — IX Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows spell 'WHERE IS ANY AUTHOR IN THE WORLD TEACHES SUCH BEAUTY AS A WOMAN'S EYE?'
1460 22/05/1958 Red Tape Meringue 10 unclued across lights are colours; 10 unclued down lights are words associated with them.
1461 29/05/1958 6.45 Babs Unclued lights are ARCHERS; perimeter spells 'I SHOT AN ARROW INTO THE AIR' and ''A CLAPPED I' THE CLOUT AT TWELVE SCORE'.
1462 05/06/1958 Nines Ramal Numerical puzzle; eighteen 9-digit lights are the halves of nine 18-digit numbers with the property that placing the first digit at the end halves the number.
1463 12/06/1958 Verbapennes Notlaw Grid is owl-shaped; 26 birds, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, form 4 chains with 1-letter overlaps.
1464 19/06/1958 Elementary Sam Each square must contain an atomic symbol.
1465 26/06/1958 Bits and Pieces Pipeg Some clues lead to antonyms of the lights; some others to words connected to the lights by phrases of the form '____ AND ____'.
1466 03/07/1958 Modern Fates Nut Unclued lights are SPINNER, KEEPER, CUTTER and certain cricketers.
1467 10/07/1958 Bidevilled Cuth There are two identical grids; clues are double DLM.
1468 17/07/1958 (K)night at the Proms Halezfax Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells 'FUGUES BY BACH INTERWOVEN WITH SPOHR AND BEETHOVEN AT CLASSICAL MONDAY POPS'.
1469 24/07/1958 dy/dx and all that Pone Clues mainly involve mathematics.
1470 31/07/1958 Sixes and Sevens II Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are all misplaced.
1471 07/08/1958 Diametricode — III Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights.
1472 14/08/1958 Numerical Order Leon Numerical puzzle.
1473 21/08/1958 Put It There Jackdaw Each row and column contains one 5- and two 4-letter lights; clues are in groups of three, with two normal clues to 4-letter lights followed by a clue to a 5-letter light somewhere which also contains a mixture of the 13 letters.
1474 28/08/1958 Wheels Within — X Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'CONFUCIUS STOOD WHO TAUGHT THAT USEFUL SCIENCE TO BE GOOD' from TEMPLE OF FAME (third circle).
1475 04/09/1958 Mixed Bag — II Pipeg 13 normal clues are given first; remaining lights are defined by one or more words in a line of doggerel.
1476 11/09/1958 1A Odif Grid is the net of a cube; narrative, with faces given in random order and orientation.
1477 18/09/1958 Pros and Cons — VII Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1478 25/09/1958 67D.s Nalon Unclued lights are World War II military operations.
1479 02/10/1958 Trisquares Ramal Numerical puzzle involving the first 13 solutions of + n(n + 1) = m.
1480 09/10/1958 Loaded Dice — II Wray Grid is the net of a die; each face contains four 5-letter lights reading clockwise, clued in random order, with adjacent squares at edges containing the same letter.
1481 16/10/1958 5 Down Nut Clues are DLM; unclued lights are specimes of African wildlife.
1482 23/10/1958 Northern Lights Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down.
1483 30/10/1958 Crime Club Zander Clues in italics are anagrams of authors of detective stories; the lights are their detectives.
1484 06/11/1958 I haven’t a clue Smada Numerical puzzle; two 7-digit lights are squares of numbers which are the hypotenuses of exactly 13 integral right-angled triangles; the remaining lights are selected from the 52 shorter sides of these triangles.
1485 13/11/1958 Poetry Leon A coded passage purporting to be an extract from Captain Kidd's log is given; certain portions are underlined, and anagrams of these in order give the words to be entered in the grid, forming a message. (Title is meant to suggest solvers 'try Poe', i.e.,
1486 20/11/1958 Poles Apart Jac Grid is blank, to be filled in Times-style; each square is split into two triangles. Each clue is double, giving two geographical names (undefined); the first is entered in the lower triangles, the second in the upper.
1487 27/11/1958 Band-box Wray Grid is the net of a cube; 6 bands surround it, each bearing four 5-letter words, clued in random order. Letters agree at edges.
1488 04/12/1958 Bilateral Simmo 22 unclued lights are ordinary words which are also the names of Test cricketers, 11 each from England and Australia.
1489 11/12/1958 Deasil and Widdershins Tickatrick Numerical puzzle; the 10 digits are to be entered into a wheel such that all the 10-digit numbers which can be read in either direction share common factors.
1490 18/12/1958 Gilbertian Babs Clues are quotations from Gilbert and Sullivan; one word in the line following (or preceding, if italics are used) that given defines the light.
1491 25/12/1958 A – B = X(mas) Tyke Each clue leads to two words, whose difference forms the light. Reading diagonally gives 'LIFE STILL HATH ONE ROMANCE THAT NAUGHT CAN VARY, NOT TIME HIMSELF WHO COFFINS LIFE'S ROMANCES, FOR STILL WILL CHRISTMAS GILD THE YEAR'S MISCHANCES IF CHRISTMAS COME
1492 01/01/1959 Parts of Speech ffancy Each light is either an anagram, an antonym, a homophone or a synonym of the word clued, depending on which part of speech it is.
1493 08/01/1959 Theme and Variations — III Zander Theme-words SPIRIT (DEEV, AFREET); SUGAR (BABE, HONEY); LEMON (SOLE, DAB); SPICE (VARIETY, LIFE); WATER (EARTH, AIR).
1494 15/01/1959 Capital Issue Didi Unclued lights are 7 countries and their capitals.
1495 22/01/1959 Shah Mat Pipeg Some lights are entered letter by letter; 13 large numbers, when changed to base 4 and entered in the rows, determine what appears in the squares: those with a 0 spell a quotation, 1 four knights, 2 castles, 3 bishops (all using appropriate moves).
1496 29/01/1959 Shakespeare Unbound — X Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows, boustrophedon, spell 'HE LOST A WIFE WHOSE BEAUTY DID ASTONISH THE SURVEY OF RICHEST EYES'.
1497 05/02/1959 Fives Odysseus Each across clue leads to a 5-letter word two of whose letters are changed to form the light (another word). New letters spell 'I HAVE FOUND FOR THIS A TRULY MARVELLOUS PROOF, WHICH THIS MARGIN IS TOO SMALL TO CONTAIN'.
1498 12/02/1959 Classic Cricket Rex Across lights are names of historical Greeks and Romans; 13 unclued lights are the scores, in Roman numerals, made in a supposed cricket match.
1499 19/02/1959 Baker’s Dozen — III Tats Clues are DLM; unclued lights are playwrights. The last appears below the grid; it, together with the first words of the across clues, may be rearranged to form the letters of the other unclued lights.
1500 26/02/1959 Crime Cross-number Spider Numerical puzzle concerning a murder.
1501 05/03/1959 Auto-suggestion UDG 211 [Fudge] Grid is car-shaped. Each light is a word from which three consecutive letters have been omitted; the clue is a 'number plate' showing the discarded letters, the light-length and sum of the letter-values of the light.
1502 12/03/1959 Four Square Det Numerical puzzle; the grid represents a 4 x 4 determinant, the values of 5 of whose second-order minors are given.
1503 19/03/1959 Today’s Code Leon Down clues, and top and bottom across lights, are encoded thus: the keyword (appearing diagonally) is written above a set of columns, in which are written the clue or light; the columns are then taken in the alphabetical order of the letters of the keywor KEY: Thursday
1504 26/03/1959 Nymphaeum Babs 16 nymphs are clued in bold type by hints.
1505 02/04/1959 You Pays Your Money… ffancy Clues are DLM, leading to words containing OR; either remainder is entered.
1506 09/04/1959 Pros and Cons — VIII Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1507 16/04/1959 Haplographic Simmo Anything repeated in the answers appears only once in the lights, e.g. SADDUCEE leads to SADUCE, SEMSEM leads to SEM, SLEEVELESS ERRAND leads to SLEVELESERAND.
1508 23/04/1959 Treasure Chest Wray Grid is the net of a cube; 6 bands surround it, each bearing four 6-letter words, clued in random order. Letters agree at edges. One face spells OPEN HERE; another spells EMERALDS in its perimeter.
1509 30/04/1959 Wheels Within — XI Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'STEAD OF SUPPER SHE WOULD STARE FULL HARD AGAINST THE MOON' from MEG MERRILIES (third circle).
1510 07/05/1959 Four Phi Plus One Pipeg Numerical puzzle with clues of the form 4 + 1 = a + b, where is the sum of two triangular numbers, each of which is the product of two primes or a square.
1511 14/05/1959 Do-it-yourself Jigsaw Jackdaw DLM clues lead to lights to be entered in jigsaw pieces; other clues assist in positioning. The colours of the rainbow appear as unclued lights.
1512 21/05/1959 Cook’s Tour — V Zander 14 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1513 28/05/1959 Metamorphoses Leon Grid is Times-style; clues are incomplete quotations from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'.
1514 04/06/1959 On Stated Terms Babs Unclued lights are nicknames for American States.
1515 11/06/1959 l2 f2 d8 h1 a1 g1 h3 j7 b1 c1 c3 n4 c2 Egma Grid has been given co-ordinates; 9 across clues are provided; other lights are entered letter by letter. Reading BOUSTROPHEDON spells a quotation.
1516 18/06/1959 1D Altex Italicised clues lead to MISNOMERS.
1517 25/06/1959 De Mortuis Wray Lights are 4-letter, entered clockwise around numbers. 9 are names of famous people clued by quotations, given in random order.
1518 02/07/1959 Schizologia — VI Tyke Grid is Times-style. 3 lights are normal; each of the remainder is split in two. One part is entered to form the beginning or end of the appropriate light; the other is entered elsewhere.
1519 09/07/1959 Fractionary UtdtU Numerical puzzle; grid is Times-style. Lights are repetends of proper fractions with prime denominators in various bases.
1520 16/07/1959 Head-hunting — V Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'WITH A SHAKE OF HIS POOR LITTLE HEAD'.
1521 23/07/1959 Four-fives Jac Two central 11-letter lights are clued; other lights, clued in blocks, form four 5 x 5 squares, yielding four 11-letter perimeter lights.
1522 30/07/1959 The Aesir Pipeg Some lights are entered letter by letter; 13 numbers, when changed to base 5 and entered twice in each row and down the central column, determine what appears in the squares: those with a 0 spell a quotation, 1 four horses (entered along knight's moves),
1523 06/08/1959 ~ Babs Each answer has two adjacent letters transposed on entry.
1524 13/08/1959 Making and Breaking Jackdaw Each row and column has a clue leading to a 3-, a 4- and a 5-letter word and containing the letters in sequence. If the rows are rotated cyclically until the bars at the ends of the 3-letter lights are aligned, ARTHUR ASKEY'S and ONE POUND NOTE appear in
1525 20/08/1959 Alphabetical Inserts — VII Sam 40 clues each define two words, one of which is removed from the other to form a 3- or 4-letter word, with the sum of the letter-values given; these are entered horizonatally to form words with the letters of the alphabet (already inserted).
1526 27/08/1959 The Djintecs Again Vectis Grid is Times-style; half the clues define the lights and half antonyms thereof; half of each group are entered in reverse.
1527 03/09/1959 Cyclic Fours — II Topher Each row contains three 4-letter words, written cyclically, clued by hidden words in random sequence.
1528 10/09/1959 Mathemosaic Tyke Numerical puzzle with clues concerning powers of lights.
1529 17/09/1959 [Musical phrase] Halezfax Unclued lights are names of Haydn symphonies.
1530 24/09/1959 Silk-Satin Jac Grid is blank, to be filled in Times-style; each square is split into two triangles. Each clue is double, giving two geographical names (undefined); the first is entered in the lower triangles, the second in the upper.
1531 01/10/1959 Vital to This Event Pipeg Right side of grid represents a map of the Levant; the names of the countries and eight towns (unclued) are entered where appropriate.
1532 08/10/1959 Shakespeare Unbound — XI Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows, boustrophedon, spell 'FOR NEVER ANYTHING CAN BE AMISS WHEN SIMPLENESS AND DUTY TENDER IT'.
1533 15/10/1959 Full Board UtdtU Clues are DLM, associated with chesspieces; each light is formed by the consonants of the answer and is entered along successive moves of the chesspiece.
1534 22/10/1959 Foreign Relations Scorpio Unclued lights are FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER, SISTER in 5 different languages.
1535 29/10/1959 Portmanteaux — III Topher Across lights form a continuous chain of words, each overlapping the next by 2 letters; clues are grouped by light-length and given in cyclic order.
1536 05/11/1959 Rogetic Didi Grid is circular with each radial light synonymous with its successor. 16 clues have lights entered letter by letter somewhere within specified sectors.
1537 12/11/1959 Powers of Darkness Topham Numerical puzzle concerning five instances of pairs of 5-tuples of numbers having the same sum of first powers, the same sum of second powers, the same sum of third powers and the same sum of fourth powers.
1538 19/11/1959 Topped and Tailed Sam Across and down answers lose their initial and final letters respectively to form the lights, which are still words.
1539 26/11/1959 Subtopia Jeffec Lights are entered letter by letter; unused squares are blacked in. In the grid may be traced 'DEAR OLD BLOODY ENGLAND OF TELEGRAPH POLES AND TIN, SEEMINGLY SO INDIFFERENT AND WITH SO LITTLE SOUL TO WIN'.
1540 03/12/1959 Chain Letters Jac Lights form an endless chain of 8-letter words with 2-letter overlaps; in most cases only the central 4-letter word is clued.
1541 10/12/1959 One Morn Ahead Simmo Unclued lights are locations on the moon; reading in a circle appears '(HE MADE AN) INSTRUMENT TO KNOW IF THE MOON SHINE AT FULL (OR NO)' - the title is an anagram of the bracketed words.
1542 17/12/1959 Beano Jobri Grid is hexagonal; unclued lights are types of bean. Perimeter followed by most of central row spells 'NINE BEAN ROWS WILL I HAVE THERE, A HIVE FOR THE HONEYBEE' by W.B. YEATS (letters of central hexagon).
1543 24/12/1959 Do It Yourself Tyke The words SINCERE CHRISTMAS GREETING TO THE SETTERS, LISTENER ENIGMATISTS AND ALL READERS are already entered; remaining lights, all unclued, are to use only letters appearing in ONE'S CHRISTMAS A GLAD TIME.
1544 31/12/1959 Logogriphs — III Topher Ten 10-letter across lights can be rearranged into two words; clues define all three. Down lights at edges have clues defining them and three anagrams; other lights are entered along king's moves from given starting squares.
1545 07/01/1960 Pi Pie Pipeg Unclued lights are names of saints.
1546 14/01/1960 Poems by Various Hands Babs Grid is Times-style; down clues are second lines of poems, the lights being the second names of the poets.
1547 21/01/1960 Recurring Undecimals pH7 Numerical puzzle, with lights the repetends of various fractions in different bases.
1548 28/01/1960 Missing Links — VI Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1549 04/02/1960 There is no moe such Tyke Unclued lights are Roman emperors.
1550 11/02/1960 Enneads Jackdaw All lights are 9-letter, entered in and around their numbered squares.
1551 18/02/1960 46 Ac. Zander Unclued lights are surnames of people with Christian name EDWARD.
1552 25/02/1960 ESS OCC ONC ONL Hal All lights are 3-letter; clues concern their numerical values using the telephone dial (A, B, C = 2, D, E, F = 3 etc.), which are all different.
1553 03/03/1960 Imp of Mischief — IV Pipeg All clues are PD.
1554 10/03/1960 Otiose ffancy In half of the clues the second letter of each word spells the light; the remainder are double, leading to the light where indicated and another elsewhere.
1555 17/03/1960 Crossfig Rex Kinder Numerical puzzle.
1556 24/03/1960 Ruffles Strikes Again Vectis Grid is circular and represents the discs of a combination lock, each of which is turned between the entry of successive lights, which are rivers. Three rings spell SORRY YOU'VE BEEN TROUBLED: THERE IS NOUGHT INSIDE.
1557 31/03/1960 Cnsnnts (ooa) Babs All vowels are omitted from answers and listed after the clue.
1558 07/04/1960 Northern Lights — VII Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down. Unclued lights are representatives of groups of seven, e.g. POLYNICES, MONDAY, DOPEY.
1559 14/04/1960 Part-Songs Eli Clues are anagrams of titles of Schubert songs; when certain letters are removed from each the lights are formed.
1560 21/04/1960 Wheels Within XII Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells ''TIS NOT ENOUGH TO HELP THE FEEBLE UP BUT TO SUPPORT HIM AFTER' by W. SHAKESPEARE (third circle).
1561 28/04/1960 All Up Andreas Unclued lights are names of jockeys.
1562 05/05/1960 Pros and Cons — IX Duplex Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are synonyms or antonyms of the missing words.
1563 12/05/1960 Foursquare Jac Two central 11-letter lights are clued; other lights, clued in blocks, form four 5 x 5 squares, yielding four 11-letter perimeter lights.
1564 19/05/1960 A la Mode ffancy Lights are entered in 4 directions; for each direction the letters A to G are to be transposed to another 'mode'. Certain diagonals spell 'ARE WE NOT FORMED, AS NOTES OF MUSIC ARE, FOR ONE ANOTHER, THOUGH DISSIMILAR'.
1565 26/05/1960 ‘Who will o’er the Downs?’ Halezfax Unclued lights are FORMER DERBY WINNERS.
1566 02/06/1960 Playfair — IV Pipeg 6 lights are entered Playfair-coded. KEY: Solmizated
1567 09/06/1960 ‘Midsummer Daydream’ Rex Across lights are 22 Shakespearean characters; 15 unclued lights are the scores, in Roman numerals, made in a supposed cricket match.
1568 16/06/1960 Knight at the Ballet Wray Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells 'SHE WAS A PHANTOM OF DELIGHT ... A LOVELY APPARITION, SENT TO BE A MOMENT'S ORNAMENT'.
1569 23/06/1960 Starting from Scratch Jackdaw Grid given consists of crosses at corners of squares; in each row and column of crosses dots and dashes are to be entered, spelling clued words in Morse code, to form the bar pattern. The grid is then completed with lights clued normally, given in order i
1570 30/06/1960 Baloney Babs Some down clues lead to the lights and the words obtained by omitting their first and last letters; other down lights are jumbled.
1571 07/07/1960 N-E-W-S Jac Grid is blank, to be filled in Times-style; each square is split into two triangles. Each clue is double, giving two geographical names (undefined); the first is entered in the lower triangles, the second in the upper.
1572 14/07/1960 Trihedral Rhombus Numerical puzzle with grid representing three faces of a tetrahedron; numbers down the edges are tetrahedral, while other lights are related to triangular numbers.
1573 21/07/1960 Hour-glass — IV Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'GIVE, YOU GODS, GIVE TO YOUR BOY, YOUR CAESAR, THE RATTLE OF A GLOBE TO PLAY WITHAL, THIS GEWGAW WORLD, AND PUT HIM CHEAPLY OFF'.
1574 28/07/1960 Auto-suggestion — II Fudge Grid is car-shaped. Each light is a word from which three consecutive letters have been omitted; the clue is a 'number plate' showing the discarded letters, the light-length and sum of the letter-values of the light.
1575 04/08/1960 Artful Dodgers Egma Unclued lights are jumbled names of artists.
1576 11/08/1960 Square Search Jackdaw The 7 'Head-lights', clued normally, comprise the alphabet (except Q and S) and head the rows and columns; each other clue, headed by a letter, leads to a 3-, a 4- and a 5-letter word, and contains the letters in sequence. Finally, ONE BOOK TOKEN is forme
1577 18/08/1960 Circumnavigation Jeffec Lights are entered letter by letter; a list of places on a world tour may be traced.
1578 25/08/1960 Jigsaw Babs The grid is given in 5 pieces complete with bars, to be assembled (and no bars occur at the joins).
1579 01/09/1960 Alternatives Pimlico All clues have the form '... or ...'; in 8 of them, the two parts define words differing in a single unchecked letter - the first is entered, while the unused alternative letters spell LAUGHTER.
1580 08/09/1960 Small Change Denarius Numerical puzzle in which 10 and 11 are regarded as digits; each digit occurs once in the grid. Lights are 2-digit, representing a sum of money in shillings and pence; clues concern the number of ways of expressing the sum in 2s 6d, 2s, 1s, 6d, 3d and 1d
1581 15/09/1960 Alphabetical Cocktail — III Sam The 26 across lights first have their initial letters (all different) changed, using a different new letter each time, and then are rearranged to form the clued answers.
1582 22/09/1960 Shakespeare Unbound — XII Trochos Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; lights, mainly jumbled, are entered horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Alternate rows, boustrophedon, spell 'THE SILENCE OFTEN OF PURE INNOCENCE PERSUADES WHEN SPEAKING FAILS'.
1583 29/09/1960 Like and Unlike — II Pipeg Clues prefixed by two numbers lead to words of which synonyms and antonyms form the lights.
1584 06/10/1960 Spider-web Jac 8-letter lights circulate clockwise about the centre; there are 16 positioning lights.
1585 13/10/1960 x-Finger Exercise Spuggie Numerical puzzle in base 5, with each light and its reverse being prime numbers.
1586 20/10/1960 Chop Logic Leon Lights are entered letter by letter in the first grid, which is then cut up and rearranged to form the second grid; this spells a sorites from Lewis Carroll's 'Symbolic Logic'.
1587 27/10/1960 AnaCyph Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'COME INTO THE
1588 03/11/1960 International Literary Festival Andreas Unclued lights are literary characters and their creators, given as joint anagrams.
1589 10/11/1960 Put It There — II Jackdaw Each row and column contains one 5- and two 4-letter lights; clues are in groups of three, with two normal clues to 4-letter lights followed by a clue to a 5-letter light somewhere which also contains a mixture of the 13 letters.
1590 17/11/1960 (K)night at the Play Wray Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells 'NOW WE SIT THROUGH SHAKESPEARE IN ORDER TO RECOGNISE THE QUOTATIONS' - O. WELLES. Clues are Shakespearean quotations and the lights their speakers.
1591 24/11/1960 Sixes and Sevens — III Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are all misplaced.
1592 01/12/1960 I haven’t a clue — II Smada Numerical puzzle with lights being members of Pythagorean triples involving 840 as one of the smaller numbers.
1593 08/12/1960 Scene around Kew Pipeg Central 5 x 5 square consists entirely of Bs with QUEEN in the middle; perimeter spells 'LAUGH TO SEE THEM WHIRL AND FLEE LIKE A SWARM OF GOLDEN BEES'.
1594 15/12/1960 3 D Altex Italicised clues are anagrams of two members of a triad, with the light being the third.
1595 22/12/1960 A Christmas Story Babs Narrative concerning the selection of Christmas presents.
1596 29/12/1960 Treble Chance Simmo Each across clue leads to a 12- or 13-letter word, whose letters are to be arranged into three words entered in the appropriate row.
1597 05/01/1961 In Other Words ffancy The initial letter of each clue determines the relationship of the light to the answer: A-D means a homophone, E-G a synonym, H-M an antonym, N-O no change and P-Z an anagram.
1598 12/01/1961 1 Down 2 Across pH7 Narrative with unclued lights being composers with initial letter B removed, e.g. EETHOVEN, ACH.
1599 19/01/1961 A Thorny Problem Jeffec The combination TH in lights is entered as (thorn).
1600 26/01/1961 Fair Exchange Recon Six pairs of clues have a pair of words exchanged; the lights exchange a pair of letters. In each case the position of the letter exchanged corresponds to the position of the word exchanged in the clue.
1601 02/02/1961 Cook’s Tour — VI Zander 14 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1602 09/02/1961 ‘Build Me a Pyramid’ Cheops Grid is the net of a pyramid; vertical lights are jumbled. Running round the outside in alternate squares and then around the base reads 'WHAT NEEDS MY SHAKESPEARE FOR HIS HONOUR'D BONES THE LABOUR OF AN AGE IN PILED STONES?' - JOHN MILTON'S EPITAPH ON WI
1603 16/02/1961 Alphabetical Inserts — VIII Sam Grid is circular with 26 radial lights formed by inserting a different letter each time into the answers.
1604 23/02/1961 Racing Columns Argus 15 fictitious horses' names, each consisting of two words, are clued in random order; clues define the two words and contain a letter-mixture. 3 of the horses also appear as columns.
1605 02/03/1961 Equations — II Trand Numerical puzzle; clues either concern triples of numbers such that their sum and that of any two of them is a square, or have the form a + bc = d, c + ba = e.
1606 09/03/1961 Tailpieces Babs 7 lights extend beyond the grid, and the extended parts show how to encode 7 lights with italicised clues, e.g. (RESER)VIST, (CAUTE)RISE, (TANTA)LISM, (BRIN)DISI mean that VERMEIL leads to TRELRDM.
1607 16/03/1961 AnaCyph — II Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'CUPID AND MY C
1608 23/03/1961 Half and Half Vectis Each answer is 6-letter; one half is to be entered where it stands, the other elsewhere.
1609 30/03/1961 Wheels Within — XIII Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'A MAN MAY FAIL IN DUTY TWICE AND THE THIRD TIME MAY PROSPER' from MORTE D'ARTHUR (third circle).
1610 06/04/1961 Astiac Jeffec Grid is hexagonal; lights are entered letter by letter. From Input to Output may be traced 'SEEKING A WAY, AND STRAYING FROM THE WAY, NOT KNOWING HOW TO FIND THE OPEN AIR, BUT TOILING DESPERATELY TO FIND IT OUT'.
1611 13/04/1961 Snakes and Ladders — II Zander Across lights are entered in two parts, the first in the indicated position and the second elsewhere.
1612 20/04/1961 The Torn Page Cheops Grid is Times-style; clues have been cut in half and rejoined in random order.
1613 27/04/1961 Bandbox — II Wray Grid is the net of a cube; 6 bands surround it, each bearing four 6-letter words, clued in random order. Letters agree at edges.
1614 04/05/1961 The 17, 13 Scorpio Unclued lights are the 17 POETS LAUREATE; many clues are incomplete quotations.
1615 11/05/1961 H.C.F.s ffancy Clues are double DLM; the letters common to both answers form the light.
1616 18/05/1961 Bird’s Eye Babs Narrative about a species of bird; bar pattern of grid resembles it.
1617 25/05/1961 Wanderer: On the Square Chabon Lights are entered letter by letter; in the grid may be traced 'EMPEROR, WHO, BUSIED IN HIS MAJESTY, SURVEYS THE SINGING MASONS BUILDING ROOFS'.
1618 01/06/1961 Test-paper Nut Across lights are all players of INTERNATIONAL CRICKET (unclued).
1619 08/06/1961 Bi-Scalar Pipeg Numerical puzzle, with solutions to the clues correct in base 7 and base 9. Each letter in the clues stands for one number in each base (the numbers may or may not be the same).
1620 15/06/1961 De Mortuis — II Wray Lights are 4-letter, entered clockwise around numbers. 9 are names of famous people clued by quotations, given in random order.
1621 22/06/1961 The ‘Hill’ Jeffec Grid represents the Sussex coastline; lights are entered letter by letter; in the grid may be traced 'BARE SLOPES WHERE CHASING SHADOWS SKIM, AND THROUGH THE GAPS REVEALED BELT UPON BELT THE WOODED, DIM BLUE GOODNESS OF THE WEALD'.
1622 29/06/1961 Fives — II Odysseus Each across clue leads to a 5-letter word two of whose letters are changed to form the light (another word). New letters spell 'ERRORS, LIKE STRAWS, UPON THE SURFACE FLOW; HE WHO WOULD SERCH FOR PEARLS MUST DIVE BELOW'.
1623 06/07/1961 Crescent Thor Italicised clues contain hidden words, whose 'fully-grown' forms are to be entered, e.g. LEATHERJACKET leads to DADDY-LONG-LEGS, LEVERET leads to HARE.
1624 13/07/1961 Cyclic Fours — III Topher Each row contains three 4-letter words, written cyclically, clued by hidden words in random sequence.
1625 20/07/1961 A maze, indeed Jac Clues lead to Shakespearean characters, forming an endless chain with 1-letter overlaps; 9 positioning lights assist in deciding the starting point.
1626 27/07/1961 Tailpiece — II Babs 7 lights extend beyond the grid, and the extended parts show how to encode 7 lights with italicised clues, e.g. (HELSIN)GFORS, (PIN)AFORE, (ROQU)EFORT mean that SETTEES leads to GAEEAAG.
1627 03/08/1961 Theme and Variations — IV Zander Themewords CLUBS (REFORM, SAVAGE); DIAMONDS (KOH-I-NOR, CULLINAN); HEARTS (CELTIC, RANGERS); SPADES (HARTS, SPITS).
1628 10/08/1961 Embedded Squares — III Fudge Grid comprises 36 squares, each surrounded by 4 hexagons. Lights are all 5-letter, with one letter entered in the square and the remainder clockwise in the hexagons so as to spell a 4-letter word anticlockwise. The letters in the squares form a 6 x 6 word
1629 17/08/1961 Swiss Navy ffancy Unclued lights are words lacking the suffix '-SHIP'.
1630 24/08/1961 Heads and Tails Pimlico Each clue is two words: 8 define the light and the light less its tail; 8 define the light and the light less its head. The 8 heads and 8 tails may be arranged to form two words.
1631 31/08/1961 Part-Songs — II Eli Clues are anagrams of titles of Schubert songs; when certain letters are removed from each the lights are formed.
1632 07/09/1961 Knight at the Proms — II Wray Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells CENERENTOLA - ROSSINI; BRIGG FAIR - DELIUS; MASKARADE - NIELSEN; EROICA - BEETHOVEN.
1633 14/09/1961 For the Subtile Man Tyke Numerical puzzle concerning 5 Pythagorean triples of the form a, a+1, 5b.
1634 21/09/1961 Habitats Cheops 15 incomplete quotations lead to nicknames for football clubs, whose towns are the lights.
1635 28/09/1961 Even More Elementary Sam Each square is to contain an atomic symbol; each element up to atomic number 92 is used at least once.
1636 05/10/1961 Homonymous — III Topher 39 lights are homophones of the answers.
1637 12/10/1961 Bookworm Jeffec Grid is a 5 x 5 x 5 cube; lights are entered letter by letter; in the grid may be traced 'THEY HAVE IN ENGLAND A COIN THAT BEARS THE FIGURE OF AN ANGEL STAMPED IN GOLD, BUT THAT'S INSCULP'D UPON; BUT HERE AN ANGEL IN A GOLDEN BED LIES ALL WITHIN'.
1638 19/10/1961 Jog-trot Jac Grid is blank, to be filled in Times-style; each square is split into two triangles. Each clue is double, giving two geographical names (undefined); the first is entered in the lower triangles, the second in the upper.
1639 26/10/1961 Polyglottal Tetraptych Cheops Grid is in 4 parts; 24 incomplete quotations lead to words to be translated into French, German, Italian or Latin to form the unclued lights.
1640 02/11/1961 Three-in-hand ffancy In each square the letter from the across light is entered in the top right-hand corner, that from the down light in the bottom left-hand corner, and the sum of the two in the middle; these, taken diagonally, spell 'PLEASE TO REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBE
1641 09/11/1961 Enneads — II Jackdaw All lights are 9-letter, entered in and around their numbered squares.
1642 16/11/1961 Five-powered Square Mathematica Numerical puzzle involving five 10-digit fifth powers.
1643 23/11/1961 Astronomical Pipeg Narrative concerning astronomy; the combinations IN, TO and US are omitted wherever they occur.
1644 30/11/1961 Otiose — II ffancy Half the clues are double, with one part a single word and the other a DLM clue; the first light is entered where indicated, the second elsewhere. In the remaining clues the 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th etc. letters spell the lights.
1645 07/12/1961 Logogriphs — IV Topher Ten 9-letter across lights can be rearranged into a 4- and a 5-letter word; clues define all three. Down lights at edges have clues defining them and three anagrams; other lights are entered along king's moves from given starting squares.
1646 14/12/1961 36—19 Halezfax Unclued lights are WINTER SPORTS resorts in Austria and Switzerland.
1647 21/12/1961 Christmas Crackery — II Zander Clues are DLM in the form of jokes, riddles and limericks; certain diagonals spell SEASONAL SALUTATIONS FROM ZANDER TO ALL.
1648 28/12/1961 Poetaster Babs Narrative comprising 7 'poems'.
1649 04/01/1962 Highbrows Jeffec Unclued lights are fells in the Lake District.
1650 11/01/1962 Head-hunting — VI Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'I'M COMING, FOR MY HEAD IS BENDING LOW'.
1651 18/01/1962 Threes and Fours Ramal Numerical puzzle; clues are linear functions of three numbers, one a power of 3, one a power of 4, and one either m or p where the sum of the first m cubes is the fourth power of p.
1652 25/01/1962 21-Plus Leon Lights are entered letter by letter; read in a spiral, the grid spells A FLAVESCENT OOIDAL OFFSPRING OF A FRUGIFEROUS ARBOREAL GROWTH, WITH ASTRINGENT SUCCUS; RELISHED BY CARPOPHAGOUS ATHLETES AND ICHTHYOPHAGISTS ON PLEURONECTES PLATESSA. The answer's a l
1653 01/02/1962 Per Ardua Ultra Astra Pipeg Some lights are entered letter by letter; 13 large numbers, when changed to base 6 and entered in the rows, determine what appears in the squares: those with a 0 spell a quotation, 1 four Paladins (along knight's moves), 2 demons, 3 horses, 4 dogs and 5 p
1654 08/02/1962 Square Search — II Jackdaw The 6 'Head-lights', clued normally, comprise the alphabet (except Q and S) and head the rows and columns; each other clue, headed by a letter, leads to a 3-, a 4- and a 5-letter word, and contains the letters in sequence. Finally, (S)ERGEANT-MAJOR is for
1655 15/02/1962 Honeycomb Jac Grid comprises hexagons superimposed on a square lattice; top and bottom rows, and leftmost and rightmost columns, are regarded as joined together. Each hexagon contains a 6-letter word entered clockwise, with letters agreeing at edges.
1656 22/02/1962 Honours Even Badger Unclued lights are theatrical dames and knights.
1657 01/03/1962 Tailpiece — III Babs 7 lights extend beyond the grid, and the extended parts show how to encode 7 lights with italicised clues, e.g. (SPATTER)DASH, (ENTHUS)IASM, (HANDC)LASP, (SPEAK)EASY mean that DIDDLED leads to HMHHPYH.
1658 08/03/1962 EWQREPTB ZF ETPG [Wray] Clues are encoded by placing the codeword above the rest of the alphabet in order and replacing each letter by that above or below it; unclued lights are places in Devon and Cornwall. KEY: Buckfastleigh
1659 15/03/1962 Missing Roman Numerals Nut Lights lose all instances of O, I, V, X, L, C, D, M on entry.
1660 22/03/1962 Straight Egma Normal.
1661 29/03/1962 Chop and Change Rhombus Numerical puzzle; lights, all 3-digit, form a chain in which each is obtained from its predecessor by alternately permuting its digits and taking the sum of its divisors (excluding itself).
1662 05/04/1962 Classified Lights Jeffec Clues are presented in 3 groups, in correct order within each, according to the parts of speech to which the answers belong.
1663 12/04/1962 Devilled Cubes Ad Grid is a 5 x 5 x 5 cube with blacked cells; clues are PD.
1664 19/04/1962 AnaCyph — III Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'METHINKS I GAZ
1665 26/04/1962 Simple Thor Italicised clues contain hidden words which are simples, the sources of the vegetable drugs which are the lights.
1666 03/05/1962 Alphabetical Cocktail — IV Sam The 26 across lights all begin with different letters; these are removed and the letters rearranged to form the lights, which also all begin with different letters.
1667 10/05/1962 Clock Patience Leon Card puzzle, with circular grid representing a game of clock patience; ranks and suits (C = 2, D = 3, H = 5, S = 7) are clued separately.
1668 17/05/1962 The Great Divide Pipeg Unclued lights are all to do with Australia; those more than 6 letters long are split in two and have other letters interpolated.
1669 24/05/1962 Power Sums Trand Numerical puzzle; clues are 5-tuples of fractions in three groups. In the first group the sum is equal to the sum of the squares; in the second the square of the sum is equal to the sum of the cubes; in the third the cube of the sum is equal to the sum of
1670 31/05/1962 Phantasmagoria Simmo Across lights and 1 Down (all unclued) are a collection of fantastic items, taken mostly from myth and legend.
1671 07/06/1962 The Wright Map Jeffec Grid is circular; lights are entered letter by letter. In the grid may be traced 'HE DOES OBEY EVERY POINT OF THE LETTER THAT I DROPPED TO BETRAY HIM: HE DOES SMILE HIS FACE INTO MORE LINES THAN ARE IN THE NEW MAP WITH THE AUGMENTATION OF THE INDIES' - SH
1672 14/06/1962 Dramatic (K)night Aeschylus Clues are incomplete quotations from Aeschylus; lights are entered letter by letter in Greek. In the grid a quotation may be traced.
1673 21/06/1962 Coded Pairs Pimlico 12 unclued 4-letter lights comprise 6 words and their coded forms, using a simple substitution cipher.
1674 28/06/1962 AnaCyph — IV Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'THE WORLD'S A
1675 05/07/1962 Missing Links — VII Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1676 12/07/1962 Wall Flowers Egma Grid is a wall of bricks; lights are entered, with letters in random order, in and around numbered bricks, which form five 7-letter plants; six other plants appear around the perimeter.
1677 19/07/1962 Knight at Table Wray Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells 'BIRDS IN THEIR LITTLE NESTS AGREE WITH CHINAMEN BUT NOT WITH ME' - BELLOC, 'ON FOOD'.
1678 26/07/1962 A Matter of Conscience ffancy Narrative, with certain checked squares containing more than one letter.
1679 02/08/1962 Ring the Changes Rhombus Numerical puzzle; each column is a 5-digit number, obtained from its neighbour by interchanging two digits.
1680 09/08/1962 Channel Pilot Jeffec Lights are entered letter by letter; in the grid may be traced 'THE GOODWINS, I THINK THEY CALL THE PLACE; A VERY DANGEROUS FLAT, AND FATAL, WHERE THE CARCASSES OF MANY A TALL SHIP LIE BURIED'.
1681 16/08/1962 Wheels Within — XIV Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'DREAM WHILE THE INNUMERABLE CHOIR OF DAY WELCOME THE DAWN' from NIGHTINGALES (third circle).
1682 23/08/1962 Musical Switch Strebor Lights are entered letter by letter; a chain of 30 composers, written alternately forwards and backwards and with 1-letter overlaps, forms a spiral.
1683 30/08/1962 Middle Ages Babs The leading diagonal contains the final letters of 18 lights ending in -AGE.
1684 06/09/1962 [Dominoes] [12 23] or [21 32] Pipeg Grid is pentagonal, made up of irregular quadrilaterals and pentagons. Clues are double or ordinary DLM; lights, entered one per region, are pairs of consecutive letters in the answers. Adjacent regions contain pairs arranged as in the title, e.g. RE, ET
1685 13/09/1962 Tourism for Beginners Mendax Across lights are clued by incomplete rhymes involving names of towns (which are not given), e.g. 'I'm not such a ______ as to denigrate (LEICESTER)' leads to JESTER.
1686 20/09/1962 Assemblage Line Jac Clues lead to pairs of words, the first being the noun of assemblage of the second. The second words form an endless chain with 1-letter overlaps.
1687 27/09/1962 Hour Glass — V Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF YEARS THERE CAME TO THE MAKING OF MAN TIME WITH A GIFT OF TEARS, GRIEF WITH A GLASS THAT RAN'.
1688 04/10/1962 Circumbendibus Fudge 33 lights form a chain with 2-letter overlaps; clues to several positioning lights are given.
1689 11/10/1962 Bi-Devilled — II Cuth There are two identical grids; clues are double DLM.
1690 18/10/1962 ‘Honi Soit …’ Jeffec Grid is shield-shaped; the bordure reads 'WHEN FIRST THIS ORDER WAS ORDAINED, MY LORDS, KNIGHTS OF THE GARTER WERE OF NOBLE BIRTH'.
1691 25/10/1962 ‘How Beautiful They Are!’ Babs Unclued lights are 9 objects named after Lords, e.g. WELLINGTON.
1692 01/11/1962 All Done By Mirrors Nabla Numerical puzzle; clues give the possible integral object- and image-distances for a mirror of a particular radius of curvature.
1693 08/11/1962 Squares and Ladders Pipeg Clues to 9 positioning lights are given; other lights are (mainly) unclued rungs of word-ladders, and there are four 5 x 5 word-squares.
1694 15/11/1962 Sixes and Sevens — IV Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are all misplaced.
1695 22/11/1962 Outer Spaces Simmo Unclued lights around the perimeter of the gridare planetary satellites within the solar system.
1696 29/11/1962 Portmanteaux — IV Topher Across lights form a continuous chain of words, each overlapping the next by 2 letters; clues are grouped by light-length and given in cyclic order.
1697 06/12/1962 Tetrahedral Rhombus Numerical puzzle; grid forms four sides of a pyramid. Lights down edges are pyramidal numbers; other lights are related squares.
1698 13/12/1962 Beaune for Dog Babs Italicised clues lead to alcoholic lights, those down being quotational blunders, e.g. '________ makes the heart grow fonder' leads to ABSINTHE.
1699 20/12/1962 Transformation Scene Tyke Letters in across lights falling in the four unbarred columns are changed to form new words; the columns read SINCERE CHRISTMAS GREETING TO ALL THE LONG-SUFFERING YET FORGIVING SOLVERS.
1700 27/12/1962 Double Top Sam Across clues each lead to two words with the same initial letter, different in each case; these are removed and the remainders adjoined to form the lights, e.g. LENT, LICE lead to ENTICE.
1701 03/01/1963 Bilingual Nut Each light is also a word in Latin; each clue contains a translation of the Latin word.
1702 10/01/1963 Fives — III Odysseus Each across clue leads to a 5-letter word two of whose letters are changed to form the light (another word). New letters spell 'FAMILIES ARE SO MIXED NOWADAYS: INDEED AS A RULE EVERYBODY TURNS OUT TO BE SOMEBODY ELSE'.
1703 17/01/1963 A Worthy Pioner Jeffec Lights are entered letter by letter; a route on the underground can then be traced in the grid.
1704 24/01/1963 Space-saver — II Babs Each answer is entered in half as many squares as the word has letters, e.g. ZOOZOO leads to Z O O, HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY leads to H/P I G G L E D Y.
1705 31/01/1963 Cook’s Tour — VII Zander 13 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1706 07/02/1963 The One That Got Away Topher 56 answers contain a fish, to be removed on entry.
1707 14/02/1963 Observations Trand Numerical puzzle; clues concern rational approximations to solutions of the equation x + y = 100 (to be discovered) for integral values of x.
1708 21/02/1963 Swansdown Jac 26 clues lead to 5-letter words, to be entered in such a way as to make twelve 11-letter lights (including SHAKESPEARE in the central column).
1709 28/02/1963 Leo Kim’s Lecture Doghouse Ten authors of quotations are entered letter by letter; in the grid may be traced PERSUASION, AUSTEN; SILAS MARNER, ELIOT; MOBY DICK, MELVILLE; HARD TIMES, DICKENS.
1710 07/03/1963 Associations Nut Each light is part of a phrase; each clue is DLM, and includes the remainder of the phrase for the diametrically opposite light.
1711 14/03/1963 QTTNSFRMSHKSPR Phyz Clues are quotations from Shakespeare with vowels omitted, containing the word or words to be entered vertically. Top and bottom rows of grid spell LIFE IS BUT A MELANCHOLY FLOWER and LIFE IS BUTTER MELON CAULIFLOWER; middle row is NEITHER TOO GLOOMY NOR
1712 21/03/1963 Roundabout Jeffec Unclued lights, arranged in a spiral, are artificial satellites.
1713 28/03/1963 Left oVers Smada Numerical puzzle with most lights clued by their remainders modulo n for two or three values of n. All lights are pentagonal numbers, enabling remaining corner of grid to be completed.
1714 04/04/1963 Ding Dong Chabon Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are entered letter by letter and then transposed to another grid where a knight's tour spells 'THEN BEFORE BREAKFAST, DOWN TOWARD THE SEA I RAN ALONE MONARCH OF MILES OF SAND'.
1715 11/04/1963 Same Again, Please! Peto 24 answers form 12 pairs, each pair having in common certain consectuive letters which are to be removed on entry (leaving proper words) and rearranged to form a word entered in an annex to the grid, e.g. BR(ANCHI)AE, TE(ACHIN)G lead to CHINACHINA.
1716 18/04/1963 Theme and Variations — V Zander Themewords HILARY (ILARIO, HILAIRE); EASTER (EGG, BONNET); TRINITY (OREIL, KEBLE); MICHAELMAS (MAILE, CHASM).
1717 25/04/1963 Nesting Birds — II Peto There are six 5 x 5 grids, one light in each being a bird, with 6 central letters spelling a bird. Lights in corresponding positions are clued in random order by definition in doggerel.
1718 02/05/1963 Logogriphs — V Topher Twelve 9-letter across lights can be rearranged into a 4- and a 5-letter word; clues define all three. Down lights at edges have clues defining them and two anagrams; other lights are entered along king's moves from given starting squares.
1719 09/05/1963 The Serpent Egma Grid is spiral, representing a serpent; lights are 5-letter and jumbled. Perimeter spells 'CLOSE THE SERPENT SLY INSINUATING WOVE WITH GORDIAN TWINE HIS BRAIDED TRAIN' from PARADISE LOST (at the centre).
1720 16/05/1963 Channel Pilot — II Jeffec Lights are entered letter by letter; in the grid may be traced 'TO SOUTHAMPTON: ... THENCE TO FRANCE SHALL WE CONVEY YOU SAFE, AND BRING YOU BACK, CHARMING THE NARROW SEAS TO GIVE YOU GENTLE PASS; FOR, IF WE MAY, WE'LL NOT OFFEND ONE STOMACH'.
1721 23/05/1963 Monumentum aere perennius Sacerdos Clues are incomplete quotations from Horace.
1722 30/05/1963 Cross-Doubles Jac Across lights are alternative descriptions of Shakespearean characters, clued in random order and with clues containing letter-mixtures of the characters.
1723 06/06/1963 Snakes and Ladders — III Zander Across lights are entered in two parts, the first in the indicated position and the second elsewhere.
1724 13/06/1963 Shuffling the Pack Adam Numerical puzzle, with clues concerning the number of interleaving shuffles required to return a pack of a certain number of cards to its original state.
1725 20/06/1963 Striptease Wray Lights are entered letter by letter; the columns formed are then to be rearranged so that reading boustrophedon gives 'ATTEMPT THE END AND NEVER STAND TO DOUBT NOTHING IS SO HARD BUT SEARCH WILL FIND IT OUT'.
1726 27/06/1963 As the Highwayman Said Babs 18 clues worded in the fashion of the title lead to lights which are British place-names.
1727 04/07/1963 Change Partners Badger 22 clues (mainly incomplete quotations) lead to well-known business names, whose partners are to be entered in places to be discovered.
1728 11/07/1963 Scytale Cheops Grid is Times-style; perimeter letters form a scytale, reading 'THE ONE WHICH REMAINS MUST BE THE TRUTH'. 7 clues, indicated by italicised comments in brackets, lead to words linked to 4 (the size of the scytale) by references to Sherlock Holmes.
1729 18/07/1963 Box Search Jeffec Grid is the net of a cube; lights are entered letter by letter. In the grid may be traced 'SAY ... HOW FAR IT IS TO THIS SAME BLESSED MILFORD; AND, BY THE WAY, TELL ME HOW WALES WAS MADE SO HAPPY AS T'INHERIT SUCH A HAVEN'.
1730 25/07/1963 Squares and Ladders — II Pipeg 8 positioning lights are clued; other lights are unclued rungs of word-ladders, and there are two 4-letter and two 5-letter word-squares.
1731 01/08/1963 Highlands and Islands Eli Narrative concerning a Scottish holiday; unclued lights (all Scottish lochs and islands) appear as letter-mixtures.
1732 08/08/1963 Alphabetical Inserts — IX Sam Grid is circular; 26 circumferential lights, all proper names, are formed by inserting a letter, different each time, in the answers.
1733 15/08/1963 Dog Days — II Babs Narrative in Latin concerning a man's life-history.
1734 22/08/1963 Fractionary — II UtdtU Numerical puzzle; grid is circular, with radial lights the 5-digit repetends of fractions with prime denominators, clued by the numerators, in varying bases up to 10.
1735 29/08/1963 Fraudful Simmo Unclued lights are artificial flies.
1736 05/09/1963 Wheels Within — XV Trochos Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations; lights are all 5-letter, mainly jumbled. Outermost circle spells 'WE GROPE TOGETHER AND AVOID SPEECH GATHERED ON THIS BEACH' by THOMAS S. ELIOT (third circle).
1737 12/09/1963 Athruz Jac Answers are entered with letters in alphabetical order.
1738 19/09/1963 1413 and all that Loki Unclued lights are words substituted in forgetfulness for things, e.g. THINGUMAJIG.
1739 26/09/1963 Novel Names Bap Most clues lead to names of novels; the lights are authors or characters.
1740 03/10/1963 Fortuna Favet Fortibus Jeffec Grid is the net of a cube; lights are entered letter by letter. In the grid may be traced 'TENDER-HANDED STROKE A NETTLE AND IT STINGS YOU FOR YOUR PAINS; GRASP IT LIKE A MAN OF METTLE, AND IT SOFT AS SILK REMAINS'.
1741 10/10/1963 The Torn Page — II Cheops Grid is Times-style; clues have been cut in half and rejoined in random order.
1742 17/10/1963 Cordial Entente Waterloo Across clues and answers are in English; those down are in French. The lights are translations of the answers.
1743 24/10/1963 The Following Have Arrived — III Babs Lights (all 11-letter) are names of fictitious race-horses; sire and dam are given, and letter-mixtures occur in racing tips.
1744 31/10/1963 Clock Patience — II Leon Card puzzle, with circular grid representing a game of clock patience; ranks and suits (C = 2, D = 3, H = 5, S = 7) are clued separately.
1745 07/11/1963 Twilight Twist Jac Most lights are formed from the answers by replacing CON by PRO, OFF by ON etc., still forming words.
1746 14/11/1963 Crash-Dive Jeffec Grid is a 5 x 5 x 5 cube; lights are entered letter by letter. In the grid may be traced 'WHAT THOUGH THE MAST BE NOW BLOWN OVERBOARD, THE CABLE BROKE, THE HOLDING ANCHOR LOST AND HALF OUR SAILORS SWALLOW'D IN THE FLOOD? YET LIVES OUR PILOT STILL'.
1747 21/11/1963 A Rescue! Fang Clues are incomplete Shakespearean quotations; 27 other quotations, in random order, give Shakespearean characters as lights.
1748 28/11/1963 P-D Pipeg All clues are PD.
1749 05/12/1963 Hour Glass — VI Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'DOES THE EAGLE KNOW WHAT IS IN THE PIT OR WILT THOU GO ASK THE MOLE? CAN WISDOM BE PUT IN A SILVER ROD, OR LOVE IN A GOLDEN BOWL?'
1750 12/12/1963 All Change Trand Numerical puzzle, with clues of the form (f, N, r) = N', meaning that there are f factors, with product N, which when regarded as being in base r have product N' (in base 10).
1751 19/12/1963 Key-phrase Cipher Leon Lights are entered letter by letter; first column and row spell THE SECRETS OF MY PRISON HOUSE, which encodes the letters A to Z outside the grid. The remainder of the puzzle is then a coded message from prison.
1752 26/12/1963 Christmas Crackery — III Zander Clues are DLM in the form of jokes, riddles and limericks; certain diagonals spell CRUCIVERBAL FELICITATIONS FROM ZANDER.
1753 02/01/1964 Carrefour Jac Grid is cross-shaped. All clues have 5-letter answers, some of which combine to form 10- or 15-letter lights; clues are in random order, but are alternately across and down.
1754 09/01/1964 Overlaps — II Babs 3 concentric squares consist of chains of 6- and 8-letter words, overlapping by half their length, defined in clockwise order.
1755 16/01/1964 YRUSMVMOQJHRU Wray Clues are encoded by placing the codeword above the rest of the alphabet in order and replacing each letter by that above or below it; unclued lights are Swiss cantons. KEY: Switzerland
1756 23/01/1964 Nonsense rhymes — II Ramal Grid is Times-style; each clue is a nonsense rhyme of two lines, the first containing a definition of the light and the second an anagram of the symmetrically opposite light.
1757 30/01/1964 Dodecahedron Jeffec Grid is the net of a dodecahedron; each face contains a 6-letter light with one letter in the centre (these spell ONE BOOK TOKEN) and the other 5 rearranged into another word (these are clued in random order). Letters agree at edges.
1758 06/02/1964 No 23 ffancy All lights lose ARTICLES from various languages on entry. Half the clues are normal and lack articles; the rest are DLM and contain articles corresponding to those omitted.
1759 13/02/1964 Weightless Pipeg 19 lights are formed from the answers by inserting or adding a weight, e.g. CA-LIBRA-TES.
1760 20/02/1964 8 98 515053 Rhombus One grid has numerical lights; the other, spelling MATHEMATICS IS THE ETHEREALIZATION OF COMMON SENSE, is a decoded version of the first, where the code replaces each letter by its remainder modulo s.
1761 27/02/1964 Like little boys … Leon Unclued lights each contain a silent letter, e.g. CALM, SWORD.
1762 05/03/1964 Sixes and Sevens — V Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are given in random order in two groups.
1763 12/03/1964 Amœba Jac Grid comprises five 5 x 5 squares, with the central one meeting each of the others at one square. All answers are 5-letter, with clues grouped in random order; four 10-letter lights are formed.
1764 19/03/1964 Association of ideas Eris Each light is associated with the answer by a phrase '... of ...', e.g. THUMB leads to RULE.
1765 26/03/1964 Listen, Mum Jeffec 22 unclued lights have a silent initial consonant.
1766 02/04/1964 Synant Ramal Grid is Times-style; lights are clued by synonyms or antonyms in lines of doggerel, in random order but symmetrically paired.
1767 09/04/1964 Platform Party Zander Unclued lights are names of executioners.
1768 16/04/1964 Dove-tail Jac Grid is divided into four identical pieces, splitting some lights; clues are given to the words in each piece.
1769 23/04/1964 Merely players Sam Across clues are Shakespearean quotations; the lights are anagrams of the speakers.
1770 30/04/1964 Mathematical ladders Leon Numerical puzzle concerning 'ladder' problems.
1771 07/05/1964 x and y Jeffec Unclued lights across are Dorset villages beginning with TARRANT; those down are Essex villages ending with RODING.
1772 14/05/1964 Find the lady Badger 30 clues in capitals are anagrams of an author and one of his or her female characters, the latter being the lights.
1773 21/05/1964 Fantastic Symphony Eli Italicised clues lead to names of symphonies; in each case one letter is to be replaced with the key of the work.
1774 28/05/1964 Cyclic fours and fives Topher Lights in each row and column may run from the last square back to the first; each row and column contains three lights, clued cyclically. For one light in each row the true clue is a single word hidden in the apparent clue; in each column the clues are d
1775 04/06/1964 Tout court Leon Unclued lights can be prefixed or suffixed by COURT.
1776 11/06/1964 Pentominoes Rhombus Numerical puzzle in which the 12 pentominoes, each containing the digits 1 to 5, are fitted into a rectangle; the down lights are all products of five primes.
1777 18/06/1964 Isosceles Vectis Each clue defines three words, to be entered so as to form a right-angled isosceles triangle.
1778 25/06/1964 27 ac. Rev. Unclued lights are names of BIBLEs.
1779 02/07/1964 V-a-V’s Jac Grid comprises five 5 x 5 squares forming a V shape; clues are given in largely random order.
1780 09/07/1964 Out of this world Jeffec Grid is circular; lights are entered letter by letter. In the grid may be traced 'IT IS NOT AS THOUGH MAN HAD ANY USE FOR THE MOON. WHAT GOOD WOULD THE MOON BE TO MEN? EVEN OF THEIR OWN PLANET WHAT HAVE THEY MADE BUGT A BATTLE-GROUND AND THEATRE OF INFINI
1781 16/07/1964 Second Parties Mass 20 unclued lights are second names in BRITISH AND IRISH PUBLISHING FIRMS; first names are hidden as anagrams in a piece of prose. Clues are DLM.
1782 23/07/1964 Swordsongs — II ffancy Several lights are formed from the answers in some way, e.g. MOTHER-IN-LAW leads to LAMOTHERW, HUNCHBACK leads to HCNUH.
1783 30/07/1964 Knight at the Proms — III Wray Lights are entered letter by letter; a knight's tour spells SATYRICON - IRELAND; VYSEHRAD - SMETANA; PROVENCALE - MILHAUD; ROMANTIC - BRUCKNER.
1784 06/08/1964 Tri-scalar Pipeg Numerical puzzle; with solutions across correct in base 9 and base 11, and those down in base 8 and base 9. Each letter in the clues stands for one number in each base (the numbers may or may not be the same).
1785 13/08/1964 Theme and variations — VI Zander Themewords STARR (SEDGE, RUSH); HARRISON (WILLIAM, AINSWORTH); MCCARTNEY (MERCY, CANT); LENNON (HUTTON, NOT).
1786 20/08/1964 Happy families Babs Some lights occur in names of purported families, e.g. ' Mr. Steer the PILOT and his daughter BERTHA'.
1787 27/08/1964 Portmanteaux — V Topher Across lights form a continuous chain of words, each overlapping the next by 2 letters; clues are grouped by light-length and given in cyclic order.
1788 03/09/1964 Science fantasy Simmo Across lights are cyclic permutations of creatures.
1789 10/09/1964 3-in-1 Jeffec Grid is an isometric drawing of a solid body with crosswords on three faces; the first and last clue in each group refer to the particular puzzle, but others need not.
1790 17/09/1964 Travelogue ffancy Lights in each row and column may run from the last square back to the first; grid covers a map of the world. Narrative, with unclued lights being the names of places situated in their initial squares.
1791 24/09/1964 Follow-my-leader Jac Clues lead to words beginning with BLACK, BROWN, GREEN, GREY, ROSE or WHITE; only the remainder is entered, and these form an endless chain with 1-letter overlaps.
1792 01/10/1964 Sets for amusement Rhombus Numerical puzzle concerning unions and intersections of sets of people liking particular entertainments.
1793 08/10/1964 Meaningless! Egma 9 lights consist of a word less the letters of a synonym, e.g. NOURISHED - NURSED leads to OIH.
1794 15/10/1964 Quadri-penta-hexagonal Pipeg Grid comprises hexagons (with pentagons and squares at edges) superimposed on a square lattice. Each polygon contains a word entered clockwise (usually), with letters agreeing at edges; the perimeter spells 'SO FULL OF SHAPES ... 'TIS HIGH FANTASTICAL'.
1795 22/10/1964 Popular mystery Babs Unclued lights are names in a song from 'Patience'.
1796 29/10/1964 Face to face Jeffec Grid is the net of a cube, with each face Times-style; lights are all 7-letter, and letters agree at edges.
1797 05/11/1964 Anagralgebra Anticos 24 clues lead to 5-letter words with no repeated letters, in 4 groups, within each of which any pair of words have exactly one letter in common. Each word is treated as the set of its letters, and lights are clued by unions and intersections.
1798 12/11/1964 Fretted with Golden … Eli Unclued lights are volcanoes, those across being active and those down inactive.
1799 19/11/1964 Enneads — III Jackdaw All lights are 9-letter, entered in and around their numbered squares.
1800 26/11/1964 A flawed floor Jeffec Grid is the plan of a wooden floor made up of 2 x 1 blocks, 43 of which have been reversed.
1801 03/12/1964 Pythagorean Triads Leon Numerical puzzle involving five triads of right-angled triangles with integral sides and equal areas.
1802 10/12/1964 Close of play Arch Grid is circular; 11 clues lead to the names of Test cricketers, to be entered letter by letter according to their scoring strokes, to spell 'FOR THE FIELD IS FULL OF SHADES AS I NEAR THE SHADOWY COAST, AND A GHOSTLY BATSMAN PLAYS TO THE BOWLING OF A GHOS
1803 17/12/1964 M’mm Jac Grid comprises five 5 x 5 squares forming an M shape. All answers are 5-letter, with clues in random order within groups; various longer lights are formed.
1804 24/12/1964 Puddings, Pies, etc. ffancy Most clued lights are entered in two parts; 8 lights are anagrams of the answers; 3 have the form NUTS IN MAY leading to MNUTSAY; some lights are unclued. Certain diagonals spell SINCERE GREETINGS TO ALL SOLVERS..
1805 31/12/1964 Mulberry Bush — II Topher Each light is a cyclic permutation of the answer; half the clues define the lights and anagrams thereof.
1806 07/01/1965 Elliptical Fudge Each answer leads to the light somehow, e.g. FIREBACK leads to ERIF, MARABOUTS leads to MASR.
1807 14/01/1965 Same again, please! — II Peto 24 answers form 12 pairs, each pair having in common certain consectuive letters which are to be removed on entry (leaving proper words) and rearranged to form a word entered in an annex to the grid, e.g. M(USC)ID, RE(SCU)E lead to CUSCUS.
1808 21/01/1965 Classified Lights — II Jeffec Clues are presented in 4 groups, in correct order within each, according to the parts of speech to which the answers belong.
1809 28/01/1965 Head-hunting — VII Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'THOU ART A TRAITOR: OFF WITH HIS HEAD!'
1810 04/02/1965 Sums Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form X + Y = Z where X, Y and Z are 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits.
1811 11/02/1965 Alphabetical Cocktail — V Sam The 26 across lights all begin with different letters; clues lead to anagrams beginning with the same letters.
1812 18/02/1965 Diametricode — III Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights.
1813 25/02/1965 Pub crawl Ploutos 12 answers contain half of a common pub name, to be replaced on entry by the other half, e.g. UNCHILD leads to UNEAGLE.
1814 04/03/1965 Fives — IV Odysseus Each across clue leads to a 5-letter word two of whose letters are changed to form the light (another word). New letters spell 'LET NOT EACH BEAUTY EVERYWHERE BE SPIED, WHERE HALF THE SKILL IS DECENTLY TO HIDE'.
1815 11/03/1965 Cook’s Tour — VIII Zander 13 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1816 18/03/1965 Singular anomalies Badger Unclued lights are first names and surnames of 14 lady novelists.
1817 25/03/1965 Squares and Ladders — III Pipeg 10 positioning lights are clued; other lights are unclued rungs of word-ladders, and there are four 5-letter word-squares.
1818 01/04/1965 N or NN Rhombus Numerical puzzle involving 'binumbers', obtained by repeating each digit, e.g. the binumber of 734 is 773344.
1819 08/04/1965 Rotator Jeffec Except for 9 palindromes, each clue leads to the light and its reverse.
1820 15/04/1965 Escalator Jac Lights are entered with successive letters alternately to the right of and below their predecessors.
1821 22/04/1965 Con-man’s career Babs Narrative concerning the life of a con-man.
1822 29/04/1965 All in one Simmo Unclued lights are names of towers in the Tower of London.
1823 06/05/1965 Clock patience — III Leon Card puzzle, with circular grid representing a game of clock patience; ranks and suits (C = 2, D = 3, H = 5, S = 7) are clued separately.
1824 13/05/1965 17 Across Analog 8 clues leads to members of QUADRUPLETS, the lights being other members, e.g. SPADES leads to HEARTS.
1825 20/05/1965 Runs amuck Rhombus Numerical puzzle with all lights formed from sets of consecutive digits, e.g. 24531.
1826 27/05/1965 Monarchs of all they survey Eli Unclued lights are names of highest mountains in their respective countries; those across are in the northern hemisphere and those down in the southern.
1827 03/06/1965 Missing links — VIII Zander 14 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1828 10/06/1965 Try somewhere else — II Pipeg Each asterisked clue contains a word defining the light at the place indicated, but belongs as a whole to a light of the same length elsewhere.
1829 17/06/1965 Tautonyms Jeffec Unnumbered clues lead to English names of birds, whose Latin equivalents consist of one word repeated, this word being the light.
1830 24/06/1965 Daedalogue Gong Grid is circular with jumbled radial lights; within the grid may be traced 'THE WAY IS ALL SO VERY PLAIN THAT WE MAY LOSE THE WAY'.
1831 01/07/1965 Complementary Bap Each answer is linked to its light via a phrase of the form '... and ...', e.g. BREAKFAST leads to BED.
1832 08/07/1965 Du boeuf au naturel Jac 24 words form an endless chain with 1-letter overlaps; each consists of an animal inside another word. Clues lead to the full words and also contain definitions of the 'outer' words.
1833 15/07/1965 Roman style — II Babs Answers are entered in Roman numerals, e.g. GARNET leads to VIIIXVIIIXIVVX.
1834 22/07/1965 Triagrams Sam Each across clue is a double clue to a pair of anagrams, and also contains a letter-mixture; the light is a third anagram.
1835 29/07/1965 Face to face — II Jeffec Grid is the net of a cube, with each face Times-style; lights are all 7-letter, and letters agree at edges.
1836 05/08/1965 Amomeous Simmo Unclued lights are literary or traditional Utopias.
1837 12/08/1965 Part-songs — III Eli Clues are anagrams of titles of Schumann songs; when certain letters are removed from each the lights are formed.
1838 19/08/1965 Snakes and ladders — IV Zander Across lights are entered in two parts, the first in the indicated position and the second elsewhere.
1839 26/08/1965 Tête-à-tête Gong The 26 across answers all have different initial letters; these must be altered on entry to form new words, with all initial letters still different. 15 down clues are MP; the remainder have misprinted lights (still words).
1840 02/09/1965 Operatic Babs Unclued lights are operas crossed by their composers.
1841 09/09/1965 Spiroquote Jac Lights are Shakespearean characters and are entered letter by letter; starting at the centre and spiralling outwards reads 'SHE SHOULD HAVE DIED HEREAFTER; THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A TIME FOR SUCH A WORD. TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND TOMORROW CREEPS IN THIS PET
1842 16/09/1965 Mixed couplets — II Pipeg Some clues are two lines of verse by different authors with three or more consecutive letters in common, forming the light, e.g. BRIDGES, COLERIDGE lead to RIDGE.
1843 23/09/1965 Sixes and sevens — VI Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are given in random order in two groups.
1844 30/09/1965 Paired Jeffec An equal number of MPs are lost from across and down lights.
1845 07/10/1965 Furor arithmeticus Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form xZy / Z = w e.g. 819564/1956 = 419.
1846 14/10/1965 Apollogies Simmo Unclued lights are words lacking the suffix '-OMANCY'.
1847 21/10/1965 Displaced persons — II Peto Each answer loses an anagram of a Christian name to form the light.
1848 28/10/1965 About time, too! Jac Unclued lights are the Jewish months apart from AB.
1849 04/11/1965 Mayday Jeffec Unclued lights are ships which met violent ends.
1850 11/11/1965 Hour-glass — VII Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as '... SEE THE WORLD IN A GRAIN OF SAND, AND A HEAVEN IN A WILD FLOWER, HOLD INFINITY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, AND ETERMITY IN AN HOUR'.
1851 18/11/1965 Half the battle Rhombus Numerical puzzle concerning pairs of 3-digit numbers containing the digits 1 to 6, whose products contain only these digits.
1852 25/11/1965 Logodaedaly Leon Lights are entered letter by letter, to form (interlaced) SQUIRES MOST ATTRACTIVE FIND THE XANTHOCHROIC KIND, BUT WHEN CHOOSING SOMEONE FOR A SQUAW ADMIRE MELANOCHROI THE MORE and THE PNEUMA OF HUMOUR IS TO SUPPRESS ALL WORDINESS.
1853 02/12/1965 Tailpiece — IV Babs 8 lights extend beyond the grid, and the extended parts show how to encode 8 lights with italicised clues, e.g. (S)QUARELY, (B)RIAREUS, (BU)CHAREST mean that LYRIST leads to QUUSCH.
1854 09/12/1965 Fives — V Odysseus Each across clue leads to a 5-letter word two of whose letters are changed to form the light (another word). New letters spell 'CAVANAGH WAS THE ADMIRATION OF ALL THE FIVES COURTS WHERE HE EVER PLAYED'.
1855 16/12/1965 Elementary, my dear Watson Buff 14 answers each lose two letters on entry to form other words defined in their clues; the letters lost are the chemical symbols of the rare earth elements, with the missing member, DY, entered in the central squares.
1856 23/12/1965 Christmas Crackery — IV Zander Clues are DLM in the form of jokes, riddles and limericks; certain diagonals spell ZANDER TENDERS BEST WISHES FOR YULETIDE.
1857 30/12/1965 Super-imposition ffancy Each row contains two interleaved words, one in red and one in black; some diagonal lights are clued (ignoring colours).
1858 06/01/1966 Hunt the title Analog Lights are entered letter by letter to spell REARRANGE ANSWERS TO FIRST TWENTY-SIX CLUES IN GROUPS OF TWO TO FORM BOOK TITLES. INITIALS OF AUTHORS' SURNAMES TAKEN IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN CLUES OF FIRST WORD OF EACH TITLE REVEAL PHRASE; this is READING M
1859 13/01/1966 Good Evans! Trand Numerical puzzle with lights being moves in a game of chess (Evans' gambit).
1860 20/01/1966 Downcast Simmo Unclued lights are names for the devil.
1861 27/01/1966 Arabic style — II Babs Lights are entered numerically, with one digit per square, e.g. CUBAL leads to 3212112.
1862 03/02/1966 10 knots Pipeg 10 unclued lights are defined either among the unchecked letters or in the title.
1863 10/02/1966 Head-hunting — VIII Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'ALL THE STARS HIDE THEIR DIMINISHED HEADS'.
1864 17/02/1966 Feetornonergeifyfeetone ffancy 11 down lights beginning FOR- indicate ways in which across answers are to be altered, e.g FOREFEET means that ROUES leads to ROUFEETS.
1865 24/02/1966 Key words Peto Each letter is represented by A, B, C, D, E, F or G according to the remainder modulo 7 of its numerical value; unclued lights are LAKM+ - DELIBES; IOLANTHE - SULLIVAN; NORMA - BELLINI; KOANGA - DELIUS; MARTHA - FLOTOW; MIGNON - THOMAS.
1866 03/03/1966 Neo-Johnsonese! Egma 12 answers are replaced by their American equivalents, e.g. LIFT leads to ELEVATOR.
1867 10/03/1966 Twin-set Jac There are two identical grids; each clue leads to two answers, one for each grid.
1868 17/03/1966 Triagrams — II Sam Each across clue is a double clue to a pair of anagrams, and also contains a letter-mixture; the light is a third anagram.
1869 24/03/1966 Dicey Rhombus Numerical puzzle concerning a set of three dice, each numbered with 6 different digits totalling 30, thrown 12 times.
1870 31/03/1966 Stations Jeffec Unclued lights across are TOM SNOUT, ROBIN STARVELING, FRANCISCO, ANTONIO, BAPTISTA, WILLIAM, SAUNDER SIMPCOX, AUTOLYCUS; those down are TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR, RICH MAN, POOR MAN, BEGGARMAN, THIEF.
1871 07/04/1966 Science fantasy — II Simmo Across lights are cyclic permutations of plants.
1872 14/04/1966 Three-legged race Fudge There are two grids, each with 24 unclued lights; 24 lettered clues lead to words forming the right leg of a phrase with an unclued light from the left grid and the left leg with one from the right grid, e.g. BATH OLIVER TWIST.
1873 21/04/1966 C., 5D., and W Snab Across lights are generic names from the British flora; their clues are DLM and lead to common names of members of the genera, e.g. NETTLE leads to URTICA. The title refers to Clapham, Tutin and Warburg's 'Flora of the British Isles'.
1874 28/04/1966 Predators ffancy Unclued lights are former Chancellors of the Exchequer.
1875 05/05/1966 Chop chop Pipeg Each light is entered without its head and/or its tail; certain diagonals spell 'CUT OFF THE HEADS, LOP OFF THE TAILS; THAT'S WHAT YOU DO - IT NEVER FAILS'.
1876 12/05/1966 ‘There’s magic in the web’ Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues being equations with left-hand sides of the form M / N, where M is a 6-digit number and N a 3-digit number containing between them the 9 positive digits.
1877 19/05/1966 Eponymous Babs Unclued lights are objects named after people.
1878 26/05/1966 Versification Gong Two 'poems' each comprise 10 lines of verse, with one word omitted and the remainder reordered; the 10 unclued lights in each direction are the omitted words, with the poets' names given in random order.
1879 02/06/1966 Double chance Jac Asterisked clues have lights encoded by a substitution cipher to form new words.
1880 09/06/1966 VWLLSS Jeffec All vowels are omitted from clues and lights.
1881 16/06/1966 Missing Links — IX Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
1882 23/06/1966 Loose threads Simmo Unclued lights are words lacking the suffix '-OPHOBIA'.
1883 30/06/1966 Highlands and islands — II Eli Narrative concerning a Scottish holiday; unclued lights (all Scottish glens) appear as letter-mixtures or are hidden.
1884 07/07/1966 Word to the wise Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters SAP in some order.
1885 14/07/1966 Nohow Rhombus Numerical puzzle involving numbers of the form N0H0W (entered as NHW) which are products of two 3-digit primes.
1886 21/07/1966 Nominal association Jeffec Unclued lights are objects otherwise named after saints, e.g. CHOREA (St. Vitus' dance), HYPERICUM (St. John's wort).
1887 28/07/1966 Octagram Jac 8 lettered clues have solutions of which 4 or 6 anagrams are entered as a block.
1888 04/08/1966 Half and half Gong The perimeters of the grid and of the central 7 x 7 square form two endless chains of 6-letter words with 3-letter overlaps, defined in random order.
1889 11/08/1966 Tomfoolery Alexis Unclued lights are former court jesters.
1890 18/08/1966 Justyn Print Zander Italicised clues are purported titles of books, with the lights being appropriate authors, e.g. 'The Black Death' leads to ASA SPADES.
1891 25/08/1966 Game reserve — II Topher 62 lights lose the name of an animal on entry.
1892 01/09/1966 3-D e.w. T-Sq. Jac Grid is the net of a cube with letters agreeing at edges. 12 edge clues each define a 5-letter word and its reverse; 6 positioning lights are clued, with other clues grouped in faces, these being in random order.
1893 08/09/1966 Lucky Numbers Reflector Numerical puzzle with all lights palindromic; those across are divisible by 13 and those down by 7.
1894 15/09/1966 Diametricode — IV Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights.
1895 22/09/1966 Heads, bodies and legs Gong Down lights are 12-letter, and are split into 3 equal parts and entered in 3 different columns (one part being entered in the correct column).
1896 29/09/1966 Red in — Jeffec At least half the lights are Spenserian.
1897 06/10/1966 Coding exercise Andreas Each light is encoded, with 12 pairs of letters (omitting X and Z) being represented by 12 single letters, the letter representing each pair being their average using numerical values (with Y = 24).
1898 13/10/1966 Logogriphs — VI Topher Ten 10-letter across lights can be rearranged into two words; clues define all three. Down lights at edges have clues defining them and three anagrams; other lights are entered along king's moves from given starting squares.
1899 20/10/1966 Alphabetical cocktail — VI Sam Grid is circular; the outer circle comprises the alphabet. The 26 radial clues lead to cyclic permutations of the lights.
1900 27/10/1966 Fictional Pipeg 18 clues lead to the names of fictional characters.
1901 03/11/1966 Casemates Bap 32 clues lead to first names of fictional detectives; the lights are the corresponding surnames.
1902 10/11/1966 Occasional Visitors Simmo Unclued lights are comets.
1903 17/11/1966 Dodecahedron — II Jeffec Grid is the net of a dodecahedron; each face contains a 6-letter light with one letter in the centre (these spell WIN OUR PRIZES) and the other 5 rearranged into another word (these are clued in random order). Letters agree at edges.
1904 24/11/1966 ‘Clep’d All by the name of—’ Freca 11 unclued lights are names of Shakespearean dogs.
1905 01/12/1966 Galaxy Smada Numerical puzzle with grid comprising seven 5-pointed stars, each being magic with the same magic constant. There are 7 initial clues of the form x = y + z.
1906 08/12/1966 Cook’s Tour — IX Zander 14 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
1907 15/12/1966 15A (8) Babs Narrative consisting largely of a poem in the style of 'Daffodils'.
1908 22/12/1966 Cadeau de Noël Jac Each light loses the letters E and L at least once.
1909 29/12/1966 On the buses Alexis Unclued lights across are racing drivers; those down are orchestral conductors.
1910 05/01/1967 Mixed Bag — III Pipeg 10 normal clues are given first; remaining lights are defined by one or more words in a line of doggerel.
1911 12/01/1967 Poles and axes Mass Half the lights are formed from the answers by combining 'poles', e.g. COMATOSE leads to COMOSE; the other half are 'axes' of the answers, e.g. ANNOUNCE leads to NOUN.
1912 19/01/1967 Mirror, mirror Jeffec Diametrically opposite lights are reversals of each other, clued in pairs; each double clue is normal in one half and contains a hidden anagram in the other.
1913 26/01/1967 Double Acrostic Sumydid Across clues are DLM; initial and final letters of across lights spell 'LOVE IN IDLENESS' and 'DOLCE FAR NIENTE'.
1914 02/02/1967 6’s and 7’s Jac All lights are 6- or 7-letter; four central positioning lights are clued first, thereafter clues are in random order in four groups corresponding to the four quarters of the grid.
1915 09/02/1967 Snakes and Ladders — V Zander Across lights are entered in two parts, the first in the indicated position and the second elsewhere.
1916 16/02/1967 Can you do division? Rhombus Numerical puzzle, with lights clued by the numbers of their divisors.
1917 23/02/1967 Alphabetical inserts — X Sam Grid has black squares and one bar; each light is formed from the answer by inserting a different letter of the alphabet. Each clue contains an italicised word which defines one of the lights.
1918 02/03/1967 Double quits Babs Each answer loses a double letter to form the light.
1919 09/03/1967 Battleships Anticos Grid is blank with co-ordinates, to be divided up by ten battleships (blacked out blocks of squares). Each clue is given a location and hits either its light or a ship having its answer as name; different lengths of ship have different categories of name.
1920 16/03/1967 Fives — VI Odysseus Each across clue leads to a 5-letter word two of whose letters are changed to form the light (another word). New letters spell 'THE QUINCUNX OF HEAVEN RUNS LOW AND 'TIS TIME TO CLOSE THE FIVE PORTS OF KNOWLEDGE'.
1921 23/03/1967 Zodiacal Sign in Eclipse Freca 16 lights lose the suffix '-LION' on entry.
1922 30/03/1967 Two in one Gong Each across light is one word inside another, e.g. AN-ARCH-Y; clues define the two words and contain a letter-mixture of the whole.
1923 06/04/1967 Analphabetics Rasmo Whenever the letter A or B appears in an answer it is replaced by the letter from the intersecting light; the replacements spell CENSOR THE FIRST TWO OF THE TWENTY-SIX.
1924 13/04/1967 Classified lights — III Jeffec Clues are presented in 6 groups, in correct order within each, according to the parts of speech to which the answers belong.
1925 20/04/1967 On figures lost Simmo Unclued lights are extinct creatures.
1926 27/04/1967 ‘And the last shall be first’ Rhombus Numerical puzzle concerning examination marks obtained by five pupils, which when standardised reverse the ranking order.
1927 04/05/1967 Literal rendering Fetman The five vowels are already entered down the central column; in the completed grid the whole alphabet appears in order in phalanx formation. Unclued lights are 'COPIED ALL THE LETTERS' and CONNECTED WITH ORDER'.
1928 11/05/1967 D O able? Fudge A simple substitution cipher is used for down lights and across clues (which are simply definitions).
1929 18/05/1967 Incremental Rufus Grid is blank with co-ordinates. The starting square of each light is given; the positions of subsequent letters are determined by the addition or subtraction of given increments to or from the co-ordinates of the current square. The central columns spell
1930 25/05/1967 Hanoned = Butwosh Freca 11 lights are birds; ORNITHOLOGICAL is unclued.
1931 01/06/1967 Cyclic fours and fives — II Topher Lights in each row and column may run from the last square back to the first; each row and column contains three lights, clued cyclically. For across lights, 18 clues lead to the light and an anagram, while the other 27 lead to the light and a misprint; f
1932 08/06/1967 Humbly yours Jac Unclued lights are Shakespearean servants. 3-letter lights are anagrams of 5-letter answers less the letters AT; 4-letter lights across are the differences between 7-letter and 3-letter words e.g. ARIMASP, RAP lead to AIMS.
1933 15/06/1967 Bilingual Babs Each light is a word in both English and Latin; each clue contains an interpolated definition of the Latin word elsewhere.
1934 22/06/1967 The Lord’s combinations Alexis Unclued lights across and down are BATs and BALLs respectively.
1935 29/06/1967 Mixed Bag — IV Pipeg 8 normal clues are given first; remaining lights are defined by one or more words in a line of doggerel.
1936 06/07/1967 Centrepieces Bap Unclued lights are middle names of writers.
1937 13/07/1967 Interpolation Egma Each light is the centre of 3 consecutive headwords in Chambers' Mid-Century Dictionary; the other two are clued, one by definition and the other by subsidiary indication.
1938 20/07/1967 Dodecahedron — III Jeffec Grid is the net of a dodecahedron; each face contains a 6-letter light with one letter in the centre (these spell QUITE CORRECT) and the other 5 rearranged into another word (these are clued in random order). Letters agree at edges.
1939 27/07/1967 Haplographical Simmo Anything repeated in the answers appears only once in the lights, e.g. GARGARISM leads to GARISM, HOLLOW-WARE leads to HOLOWARE.
1940 03/08/1967 Double bisectors Trand Numerical puzzle concerning lengths of lines in geometrical figures involving a bisected angle.
1941 10/08/1967 Hour-glass — VIII Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'DID THOSE FEET IN ANCIENT TIME WALK UPON ENGLAND'S MOUNTAINS GREEN? AND WAS THE HOLY LAMB OF GOD IN ENGLAND'S PLEASANT PASTURES SEEN?'
1942 17/08/1967 From our Persian correspondent Ploutos Letters in across lights falling in the five unbarred columns are changed to form new words; the columns read 'UNBORN TOMORROW AND DEAD YESTERDAY - WHY FRET ABOUT THEM IF TODAY BE SWEET?'
1943 24/08/1967 Diametricode V Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights.
1944 31/08/1967 Not hanged, nor quartered Freca 15 unclued lights each forma phrase beginning DRAW, e.g. BLANK, CHEQUE.
1945 07/09/1967 N on Si ns ffancy Each answer loses one letter to form the light, which is still a word; subsidiary indications are to the lights.
1946 14/09/1967 Retranslation Thor Italicised slues contain words which must be 'retranslated' into mythical characters from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'.
1947 21/09/1967 They're after Samuel Alexis Unclued lights are titles of kings and other rulers.
1948 28/09/1967 Bridge — III Pipeg Grid represents the distribution of cards in a bridge hand; a narrative of play is given with certain words omitted, whose letter sums equal the sums of pip values of certain cards (J = 14, Q = 16, K = 18, A = 20).
1949 05/10/1967 Heslereperoses Jac Unclued lights across and down are the Seven against Thebes (HEROES) and the Seven SLEEPERS respectively.
1950 12/10/1967 For connoisseurs Dogop Unclued lights are titles of 5 crosswords and their setters from The Connoisseur's Crossword Book.
1951 19/10/1967 Soft answers Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters IRE in some order.
1952 26/10/1967 Riddleculous Freca 10 lights are answers to riddles, given in random order.
1953 02/11/1967 A flawed floor — II Jeffec Grid is the plan of a wooden floor made up of 2 x 1 blocks, 47 of which have been reversed.
1954 09/11/1967 Hexominoes Rhombus Numerical puzzle; grid is a jigsaw of the 12 hexominoes in a 6 x 12 rectangle, each containing the digits from 1 to 6. Down lights are haexagonal numbers (except one).
1955 16/11/1967 Sixes and Sevens — VII Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are given in random order in two groups.
1956 23/11/1967 The sweetest of all … Brad Asterisked clues lead to the first names of singers; the surnames are the lights.
1957 30/11/1967 Dicatacrypt Jac Each down answer is interpreted literally to form the light (always a word), e.g. DOUBLET leads to TEETOTAL, BROKEN NOSE leads to ONES.
1958 07/12/1967 Dividing the Swift Mind Sumydid Reading boustrophedon, the grid spells THERE SAT ON A LOG IN IRAN OMAR, 'O GIVE ME,' HE BEGAN, 'VERSE, WET IN FLASK I OMIT NOT TO ASK, ADD ONE LOAF, AND THOU, SWEET ON DIVAN.' and EVER LOYAL ART, RED SETTER: 'I AVER SOVIET CROSSWORD'S BETTER.'
1959 14/12/1967 Christmas entertainment Dogop Initial letters of across lights spell 'NO PLACE FOR THEM IN THE INN'; these are each entered encoded by adding CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT, e.g. N + C = Q, O + H = W.
1960 21/12/1967 At the present time ffancy Most lights have DLM clues; the rest appear in a narrative.
1961 28/12/1967 Hippodrome Pipeg Unclued lights are famous horses.
1962 04/01/1968 Complementary — II Bap Each answer is linked to its light via a phrase of the form '... and ...', e.g. TRANSFIGURATION leads to DEATH.
1963 11/01/1968 Aurora Borealis Twudge Unclued lights are stations on the Northern line of the London Underground.
1964 18/01/1968 Variations on a theme Alexis Theme-words SPADE (DELF, DIG, TRENCH); HEART (EARTH, HATER, RATHE); DIAMOND (KOHINOOR, ORLFF, PITT); CLUB (DRONES, LITERARY, PICKWICK).
1965 25/01/1968 Triagrams — III Sam Each across clue is a double clue to a pair of anagrams, and also contains a letter-mixture; the light is a third anagram.
1966 01/02/1968 Guilt complex Leon The completed grid contains a path tracing the 12 processes involved in the search for the philosopher's stone (less '-TION' in each case), beginning and ending in the same square.
1967 08/02/1968 Nesting birds — III Peto There are six 5 x 5 grids, one light in each being a bird, with 6 central letters spelling a bird. Lights in corresponding positions are clued in random order by definition in doggerel.
1968 15/02/1968 Coincidence Ploutos Unclued lights are people the centenary of whose birth or death falls in 1968; their unchecked letters occur in 4 supplementary clued words.
1969 22/02/1968 Bits and Pieces Babs There is a chain of linked words beginning KAKEMONO, MONOPOLY, POLYMER; the beginning of each word is entered where clued and the remainder elsewhere as the beginning of another word. At three points the chain splits and later reforms.
1970 29/02/1968 The P and S Game Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form (a, b: c) with c = a + b + ab.
1971 07/03/1968 Songs their mothers taught them? Freca 15 clues are puns or spoonerisms involving songs, e.g. 'Meat-purveyor: _______ arms around me, deary!' leads to BUTCHER.
1972 14/03/1968 Dodecahedron — IV Jeffec Grid is the net of a dodecahedron; each face contains a 6-letter light with one letter in the centre (these spell CUT OUT SEND IN) and the other 5 rearranged into another word (these are clued in random order). Letters agree at edges.
1973 21/03/1968 Simple Addition Egma Unclued lights, when paired together, form simples, e.g. FEVERFEW, ANGELICA.
1974 28/03/1968 Curate’s Egg Jac Unclued lights across and down are the 7 cardinal virtues and the 7 deadly sins, respectively.
1975 04/04/1968 Concealed Upright Dogop Each across light loses a letter on entry, spelling 'ONE BY ONE CREPT SILENTLY TO REST'.
1976 11/04/1968 Revolutionaries Sumydid Each across clue is a double clue to two words, the light and a cyclic permutation thereof.
1977 18/04/1968 Northern Lights — IX Log All letters N, S, E, W and groups NE, SE, NW, SW are entered as arrows suitably oriented, with North at the top for across lights and at the right for down. Several answers omit LOG on entry.
1978 25/04/1968 Questionable Characters Bap Across lights are misprinted Shakespearean characters, clued by quotations descriptive of the characters in which brief definitions of the lights have been inserted.
1979 02/05/1968 Variations on a Theme — II Alexis Theme-words KING (MELCHIOR, GASPAR); QUEEN (CONSORT, REGNANT); BISHOP (POPE, CARDINAL); KNIGHT (GARTER, ELEPHANT); ROOK (RAVEN, CARRION-CROW).
1980 09/05/1968 Our Mutual Friends Klick Unclued lights across are types of CROSS; those down are DOWNs.
1981 16/05/1968 Crazy Paving Albipedius Solid bars divide the grid into twenty-five 3 x 3 squares; whenever a light crosses one of these bars, it may be displaced by a row or column.
1982 23/05/1968 Odds and Ends Rhombus Numerical puzzle; four groups of clues are given, each involving three 3-digit primes a, b, c containing the 9 positive digits, so that a + b - c and c + b - a are also 3-digit primes.
1983 30/05/1968 Same again, please! — III Peto 24 answers form 12 pairs, each pair having in common certain consectuive letters which are to be removed on entry (leaving proper words) and rearranged to form a word entered in an annex to the grid, e.g. S(ERBI)AN, F(IREB)LIGHT lead to BERIBERI.
1984 06/06/1968 A Cryptic Triptych Ploutos Grid is in three vertical sections; 6 lights in each are also words in French, German or Latin, and definitions in their clues consist of translations of the foreign words.
1985 13/06/1968 CSUCCT Babs Title is SUCCINCT; all lights are entered in this fashion.
1986 20/06/1968 Versification — II Gong Two 'poems' each comprise 10 lines of verse, with one word omitted and the remainder reordered; the 10 unclued lights in each direction are the omitted words, with the poets' names given in random order.
1987 27/06/1968 Head-Hunting — IX Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'EACH SECOND STOOD HEIR TO THE FIRST'.
1988 04/07/1968 Stocktaking Jeffec Clues are incomplete quotations; lights are entered letter by letter, spelling items stolen by AUTOLYCUS.
1989 11/07/1968 Et Seq Jac Unclued lights are Shakespearean attendants.
1990 18/07/1968 Quinbus Flestrin Freca Asterisked clues and their lights refer to 'Gulliver's Travels'.
1991 25/07/1968 Signs and Symbols Sumydid 12 squares contain signs and symbols, e.g. C&IDATE, AL.
1992 01/08/1968 Point Blank Fudge The starting square of each light is given; each section of the light preceding a point N, S, E, W, NW, NE, SW or SE is entered in the appropriate direction.
1993 08/08/1968 Holiday Hints — 1968 Azuriel Definitions of the lights occur in order in a passage of holiday hints, in which the lights are also hidden.
1994 15/08/1968 Double Acrostic Dogop Initial and final letters of across lights spell 'IF SO IT PLEASE THEE CLOSE IN MIDST OF THIS THINE HYMN MY WILLING EYES'.
1995 22/08/1968 Olla Podrida Klick Asterisked clues lead to words or phrases indicating the lights, e.g. IRISH STEW leads to RISHI.
1996 29/08/1968 Points don’t count Hal Lights are numerical, with any decimal points ignored.
1997 05/09/1968 Masq Albipedius Shaded squares (in rows and columns numbered 1, 4, 7, 10 and 13) form a magic alphabetic square; eight of the letters must be deduced.
1998 12/09/1968 Seconds Babs 14 unclued lights form 7 pairs, being the second (Christian) name of a composer and the second name in the title of one of his operas, e.g (Arthur) SEYMOUR (Sullivan) leads to (Box and ) COX.
1999 19/09/1968 Half and Half Ploutos All lights are entered in two halves, the first where indicated and the second elsewhere.
2000 26/09/1968 Crossword No Two Thousand Sam Across lights omit a letter each time it appears, spelling CROSSWORD NO TWO THOUSAND.
2001 03/10/1968 The Fighting XIIth Ramal Numerical puzzle involving various accounts of an ambush on a Roman legion.
2002 10/10/1968 Pyrotechnic ffancy Grid represents a jumping cracker; DLM clues lead to a chain of words with 1-letter overlaps, entered up and down the cracker. Horizontal and diagonal lights are clued normally; shaded squares read LIGHT THE BLUE TOUCH PAPER AND RETIRE IMMEDIATELY.
2003 17/10/1968 Chop and Change Brad Half the lights are anagrams of the answers, the others part of the answers.
2004 24/10/1968 Treasured Thoughts Ratatsk Grid is blank with co-ordinates; DLM clues in three passages lead to three chains of lights with 1-letter overlaps. Each light bends once at right angles; map references give squares through which the lights pass. The single X in the grid locates the trea
2005 31/10/1968 Dodecahedron V Jeffec Grid is the net of a dodecahedron; each face contains a 6-letter light with one letter in the centre (these spell REAPS A REWARD) and the other 5 rearranged into another word (these are clued in random order). Letters agree at edges.
2006 07/11/1968 Projectosubstiquote Jac Across lights, if misprinted by 2 letters in those of 6 or more letters and by 1 letter otherwise, spell a quotation; the misprints are entered in an extension frame. Down lights are jumbled.
2007 14/11/1968 Acephalous Egma All lights lose an initial letter A.
2008 21/11/1968 All A Bart Unclued lights are towns at the end of the appropriately-numbered A road, e.g. 1 leads to EDINBURGH, 16 leads to GRIMSBY.
2009 28/11/1968 The System of Time Lascia Unclued lights across are planets; those down are months.
2010 05/12/1968 Lights Out Sumydid From each asterisked clue the light has been omitted (in two or more words), e.g. 'Aspirations I may 'ave, but all are short-sighted' leads to MYOPES.
2011 12/12/1968 Dogberrydom Alexis Each unclued across light is an animal, which links with one down to form a flower: LEOPARD's BANE, VIPER's BUGLOSS, HAWK's BEARD, ELEPHANT's EARS, BEAR's BREECH, SHEEP's SORREL, LAMB's LETTUCE, COLT's FOOT.
2012 19/12/1968 Priority and Parity Freca 5 'Priority' and 6 'Parity' clues each lead to the first part of a proverb, the second part being the light, e.g. PREVENTION leads to CURE, NOD leads to WINK.
2013 26/12/1968 Connected Triads Pipeg Theme-words POINT (CAPE, CARDINAL); WELLS (BATH, SPRINGS); CRIPPS (STAFFORD, BRISTOL); PORTER (PORRET, REPORT); FAIRFAX (JANE, EMMA); RUDOLPH (REINDEER, LAKE); PARTLET (HEN, DAME).
2014 02/01/1969 Hocofos Rhombus Numerical puzzle with 10 clues of the form 'the HCF of A and B is C' where A and B are of the form H0C0F0S, represented in the grid as HCFS. Unchecked digits are regrouped in pairs and clued separately.
2015 09/01/1969 Chequer-work Gong Grid represents an elongated chessboard; the back row of a set of white chessmen moves from top to bottom, each spelling a sequence of words with the king tracing 'HELPLESS PIECES OF THE GAME'.
2016 16/01/1969 Two-Way Stretch Dogop Grid is in two identical halves; each clue leads to both lights at the location.
2017 23/01/1969 Spoilt Child Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters ROD in some order.
2018 30/01/1969 Triagrams — IV Sam Each across clue is a double clue to a pair of anagrams, and also contains a letter-mixture; the light is a third anagram.
2019 06/02/1969 Take Five Brad Only the vowels of each light are entered.
2020 13/02/1969 You're Welcome! Jeffec Lights are entered letter by letter; in the grid may be traced 'FROM HEBUDES DARK WITH RAIN TO EASTERN LODON'S FERTILE PLAIN AND FROM THE SOUTHERN RED'S WIRE EDGE TO FARTHEST ROSSES ROCKY LEDGE FROM WEST TO EAST FROM SOUTH TO NORTH'.
2021 20/02/1969 Ricochet Jac Unclued lights are parts of 'ricochet' words, e.g. (CLITTER-)CLATTER, FIDDLE(-FADDLE), defined separately in random order.
2022 27/02/1969 Subtraction Bart Each answer loses a letter or letters to the value of the diagram number on entry.
2023 06/03/1969 ENIGMAthematica Leon Some clues are 'teasers'; completed grid is a magic square.
2024 13/03/1969 Laid Bare Mass 16 answers lose BARK, HIDE, PEEL, PELT, RIND or SKIN on entry.
2025 20/03/1969 Co-partners Simmo 18 unclued lights are connected with various counties in Great Britain, e.g. (YORKSHIRE) PUDDING, (ABERDEEN) ANGUS.
2026 27/03/1969 Pluswords Sumydid Five groups of three 5-letter words, omitted from five couplets, are such that adding the first two letter by letter produces the third, e.g. AMBER + AEGIS = BRINK.
2027 03/04/1969 Justyn Print — II Zander Italicised clues are purported titles of books, with the lights being appropriate authors, e.g. 'The Excursion' leads to SALLY FORTH.
2028 10/04/1969 Square Search — III Jackdaw The 6 'Head-lights', clued normally, comprise the alphabet (except D and Q) and head the rows and columns; each other clue, headed by a letter, leads to a 3-, a 4- and a 5-letter word, and contains the letters in sequence. Finally, (Q)UANTUM MERUIT is for
2029 17/04/1969 Questionable Characters — II Bap Across lights are misprinted Shakespearean characters, clued by quotations descriptive of the characters in which brief definitions of the lights have been inserted.
2030 24/04/1969 An Unconsidered Trifle Dogop Across lights are clued in sequence by definitions in an extract from 'The Winter's Tale' (Act III, Scene iii).
2031 01/05/1969 Not Nice Fudge Unclued lights, in crossing pairs, form anagrams of names of biscuits.
2032 08/05/1969 Love me Love … Alexis Unclued lights are famous dogs.
2033 15/05/1969 Threesomes Rhombus Numerical puzzle; a, b, c and x, y, z are each three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits, such that a + b + c = x + y + z and a + b + c = x + y + z, these equations holding true when any one or two corresponding digits of the si
2034 22/05/1969 Take Your Pick Ploutos Whenever an across light meets a down light they disagree, but by taking one of the two alternatives it is possible to construct a perfect diagram.
2035 29/05/1969 Estate Agency Freca Unclued lights are 7 literary residences, with the corresponding authors clued in random order: WILDFELL (BRONTE), BLEAK (DICKENS), SEVEN GABLES (HAWTHORNE), DOLLS' (IBSEN), HEADLONG (PEACOCK), HEARTBREAK and WIDOWERS (SHAW).
2036 05/06/1969 Stump the Theme Apex Unclued central column contains CHAPMAN, SMITH; across clues are LL, spelling JARDINE, CLOSE on the left and BROWN, HAMMOND on the right.
2037 12/06/1969 The first shall be last The last shall be first Klick The last names of 6 celebrities appear in across answers and their first names in down answers; these names are transposed on entry, e.g. SAMBO, JEWELLER lead to WELLERBO, JESAM.
2038 19/06/1969 Diamond Pipeg PERFECT NUMBER and PANCAKE TOSSER (clued) appear in a diamond shape.
2039 26/06/1969 Chequerwork II Gong Grid represents an elongated chessboard; the back row of a set of white chessmen moves from top to bottom, each spelling a sequence of words with the king tracing 'BURIED IN THE KING'S HIGHWAY'.
2040 03/07/1969 Diametricode VI Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues are either normal with encoded lights or encoded with normal lights..
2041 10/07/1969 Swops Sam Each across light is formed by tranposing a pair of letters in the answer.
2042 17/07/1969 Ten by Seven Jeffec Italicised clues are double, each leading to two words which together form an anagram of the light; those across are the story-tellers in the Decameron and those down their servants.
2043 24/07/1969 I haven’t a clue — III Smada Numerical puzzle; grid is a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, with lights taken from the edges and face diagonals from a set of 50 cuboids with the same prime internal diagonal (50 being the maximal number for the value in question).
2044 31/07/1969 Decaniclary Jac Unclued lights across are the 7 Sages of Greece; those down are the 7 deacons of the early church.
2045 07/08/1969 Missing Links — X Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
2046 14/08/1969 Misdefined Dogop All clues are MP.
2047 21/08/1969 28 ac Mass 18 answers lose an abbreviation of an OLD TESTAMENT book on entry.
2048 28/08/1969 Red Herring Freca 12 clued lights are fish; ICHTHYOLOGICAL is unclued.
2049 04/09/1969 Enneads … IV Jackdaw All lights are 9-letter, entered in and around their numbered squares.
2050 11/09/1969 Noah’s Ark II Ad Grid is circular, with radial lights entered inwards and running from the innermost circle back to the outermost where necessary. Clues are PD, leading to names of creatures.
2051 18/09/1969 Misprints Apex Half the clues are MP; remaining lights are misprinted.
2052 25/09/1969 Pyramid Patience Leon Card puzzle representing a game of patience; 45 cards are dealt in a pyramid, with the remainder forming the stock. Products of ranks and suits (C = 1, D = 2, H = 3, S = 5) are clued for rows and diagonals. Exposed pairs of cards of the same suit totallin
2053 02/10/1969 In Other Words — II ffancy The initial letter of each clue determines the relationship of the light to the answer: A-D means an anagram, E-H an antonym, I-N a homophone, O-R no change and S-Z a synonym.
2054 09/10/1969 Toil and Trouble Babs Each clue is in fact two clues, one inside the other, leading to two words differing in two positions, e.g. TAILOR, TOILER, entered as T A/O I L O/E R. Order in the double squares is unimportant.
2055 16/10/1969 Quo Vadis? Jeffec The initial square of each light is given, but it may run in any of four directions, and if it meets an edge of the grid it can continue from the opposite edge.
2056 23/10/1969 Centoddities Jac 16 rhyming couplets are given, each comprising two lines by different poets, of whom the first half of the first and the second half of the second form another (unclued) poet. Each line contains a letter-mixture of a light clued below the couplet.
2057 30/10/1969 Diverse Machiavelli Clues are in verse, each line being a DLM clue. Each light corresponds to a couplet, whose answers are of the same length; the light is formed by removing the third word formed by the middle of the two words, e.g. MUS(LIN GER)UND.
2058 06/11/1969 Text Books Phoenix Unclued lights are names of bibles.
2059 13/11/1969 Theme and Variations — VII Zander Theme-words APOLLO (PHOEBUS, HELIOS); ARMSTRONG (STORM, RANG); ALDRIN (AGE, RUN); COLLINS (CASSELL, DENT).
2060 20/11/1969 The Changes Rung Brad Unclued lights are old London telephone exchanges (and also the names of creative artists).
2061 27/11/1969 Nesting Birds — IV Peto There are six 5 x 5 grids, one light in each being a bird, with 6 central letters spelling a bird. Lights in corresponding positions are clued in random order by definition in doggerel.
2062 04/12/1969 To and Fro Lascia Each clue contains a definition of the light, but belongs as a whole to another word, to be reversed to form another light elsewhere.
2063 11/12/1969 Round and Round Rhombus Numerical puzzle concerning 33 numbers, whose differences modulo 1057 are all different.
2064 18/12/1969 Puddings, Pies, etc. — II ffancy Most clued lights are entered in two parts; 8 lights are anagrams of the answers; 3 have the form CAP IN HAND leading to HACAPND. Certain diagonals spell A MERRY XMAS TO ALL SOLVERS. Some lights are unclued.
2065 25/12/1969 Bankrupt Ploutos All lights lose all occurrences of L, S, D on entry.
2066 01/01/1970 AnaCyph — V Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell ''CHARGE, CHEST
2067 08/01/1970 Musicale Twudge Each unclued across light is the title of a musical work, with the composer an unclued down light crossing it.
2068 15/01/1970 Dead Letters Egma 23 unclued lights are British towns without their initial letters; each letter from A to W is omitted once.
2069 22/01/1970 Cyclic fours and fives — III Topher Lights in each row and column may run from the last square back to the first; each row and column contains three lights, clued cyclically. For across lights, 18 clues lead to the light and an anagram, while the other 27 lead to the light and a misprint; f
2070 29/01/1970 Elliptic Trand Numerical puzzle with lights being co-ordinates of points on two ellipses, contained in the grid.
2071 05/02/1970 Subtraction — II Bart Each answer loses a letter or letters to the value of the diagram number on entry; certain diagonals spell 'I AM A BEAR OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN AND LONG WORDS BOTHER ME'.
2072 12/02/1970 All Hearts (for C.H.H. who thought of it) Gong Either the heart, or the remainder after removing the heart, of each answer is entered; all lights are words, and each clue contains a one-word definition of its light.
2073 19/02/1970 Underwords and Overwords Sumydid 13 asterisked clues lead to two words, of which one (the overword) is obtained from the other (the underword) by advancing each letter one place in the alphabet, e.g. STAR, TUBS; either is to be entered.
2074 26/02/1970 Cook’s Tour — X Zander 14 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
2075 05/03/1970 Revised Versions Fudge Top row is SHOVING LEOPARD; many clues contain, and many lights are, spoonerisms.
2076 12/03/1970 1D 65A Babs Unclued lights apart from the title are COLLINGWOOD, HARDY (British captains); ROYAL SOVEREIGN, AFRICA, VICTORY (British ships); DUMANOIR, GRAVINA, VILLENEUVE (French captains); REDOUTABLE, SANTA ANA, BUCENTAIRE (sic), FOUGUEUX (French ships).
2077 19/03/1970 Au Pair Jac Most (unasterisked) clues have answers forming one half of a literary formula '... and ...', with the light being the other half, e.g. ANTONY leads to CLEOPATRA, PREJUDICE leads to PRIDE.
2078 26/03/1970 Zero One Rhombus Numerical puzzle with three grids: grid A contains eight 7-digit and eight 8-digit numbers made up of 0s and 1s; grids B and C interpret them in binary and denary respectively and clue them in random order in terms of their own lights.
2079 02/04/1970 Letters Latent (concealing Ximenes’ constant need) Apex Clues are LL, spelling (together with two unclued lights) 'SOME WORD THAT TEEMS WITH HIDDEN MEANING LIKE BASINGSTOKE'.
2080 09/04/1970 Nonsense Rhymes III Ramal Grid is Times-style; each clue is a nonsense rhyme of two lines, the first containing a definition of the light and the second an anagram of the symmetrically opposite light.
2081 16/04/1970 The first shall be last The last shall be first ... II Klick 17 answers contain the first or last name of a literary character, to be replaced by the other name on entry, e.g. GUNNER leads to BENER.
2082 23/04/1970 Ludo Game Mass Four corners (ROSE, SAXE, GOLD and VERT) contain five 8-letter and five 5-letter lights; circled squares spell the colours. 6-letter lights are entered jumbled along the path of a ludo disc and up the four home-runs.
2083 30/04/1970 Double-Take Jackdaw Answers to italicised clues lead somehow to the lights, e.g. HONOUR AMONG THIEVES leads to THHOINEOVUERS, SCATTER-BRAIN leads to BAIRN.
2084 07/05/1970 Snowflake Smada Numerical puzzle; grid comprises eight 6-pointed stars, each magic with the same magic constant. There are eight initial clues of the form x = y + z.
2085 14/05/1970 Highlands and Islands — III Eli Narrative, with 25 unclued lights the names of Scottish hills over 2,000 feet high, contained as letter-mixtures or hidden.
2086 21/05/1970 Jabberish Salamanca Positioning lights, in central rows and columns, provide co-ordinates for the remaining squares; some of the other lights are clued with initial squares given. Certain squares spell THIMBLES, CARE, FORKS, HOPE, RAILWAY-SHARE, SMILES, SOAP - needed for HUN
2087 28/05/1970 Pocket Money Systemat Numerical puzzle concerning three children's use of pocket money.
2088 04/06/1970 Ten to Eleven Klick The 10 unclued across lights, correctly paired with the 10 unclued down lights, give the members of the 1966 World Cup winning team.
2089 11/06/1970 Typical Misprints Apex Clues are MP; diagonals spell CHARLES DICKENS and PICKWICK PAPERS; unclued lights are CENTENARY, WARDLE, WELLER, SNODGRASS, WINKLE, TUPMAN.
2090 18/06/1970 Misprinted Quotation Dogop All lights are entered misprinted; correct letters, entered in isolated top right corner, spell 'WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP, BUT WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED'.
2091 25/06/1970 Logogriphs — VII Topher Twelve 9-letter across lights can be rearranged into a 4- and a 5-letter word; clues define all three. Down lights at edges have clues defining them and three anagrams; other lights are entered along king's moves from given starting squares.
2092 02/07/1970 Two in One II Gong Each across light is one word inside another, e.g. G-LAND-ULAR; clues define the two words and contain a letter-mixture of the whole.
2093 09/07/1970 Nocturne Babs Narrative, with a poem in which the last three words of each line rhyme.
2094 16/07/1970 Crossword 2094 Jac Unclued lights are types of crosses.
2095 23/07/1970 Solitaire Leon Numerical puzzle; 49 cards are dealt in a 7 x 7 square. Clues are given to suits (A-F = H, G-M = C, N-S = S, T-Y = D) and ranks (AB = Ace, CD = 2, ..., YZ = King), the latter being jumbled. The four corner 4 x 4 squares are removed and the solitaire playe
2096 30/07/1970 Check Sabre All lights are entered in reverse.
2097 06/08/1970 Refracted and Reflected Lights Bart Grid is blank with co-ordinates; each clue is prefaced by the co-ordinates of an initial square, in an order which determines a direction of entry. However, before entry, the light may be reflected or rotated, the transformation involved being determined
2098 13/08/1970 With a hey and a ho Lascia Unclued lights are names given to wedding anniversaries, with appropriate grid numbers (consequently misplaced).
2099 20/08/1970 Perm all Five Sam Answers contain no repeated vowels; lights are formed by rearranging the consonants and the unused vowels, e.g. SPROUT leads to PIRATES, RUINED leads to ADORN.
2100 27/08/1970 Getting the ’ell out of Carl Marx Scorpio Clues lead to names of towns or counties, entered as TWO-LETTER INDEX MARKS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES ALLOTTED TO GREAT BRITAIN AND EIRE (spelled out in the grid).
2101 03/09/1970 Fun in the Alveary Egma Clues to ILLUSTRATION, PETTING PARTY, POCK-PUDDING, RESTORATION, SEA-SERPENT, ECLAIR, NOOSE, HE-MAN are the humorous definitions in Chambers'.
2102 10/09/1970 Quo Vadis? — II Jeffec The initial square of each light is given, but it may run in any of four directions, and if it meets an edge of the grid it can continue from the opposite edge.
2103 17/09/1970 Metropolitan Klick Unclued lights are the Roman names of well-known towns.
2104 24/09/1970 Qbism Rhombus Numerical puzzle; lights are linear dimensions of 16 'qboids' with total edge length 4860 'qbits' and surface area 856204 square 'qbits'.
2105 01/10/1970 Farewell, Fair Cruelty Alexis The 11 unclued lights, with CRUELTY, are the names of the jury in Pilgrim's Progress.
2106 08/10/1970 Early! Freca 10 lights are names or abbreviations of names of COUNTIES (unclued).
2107 15/10/1970 Portmanteaux — VI Topher Across lights form a continuous chain of words, each overlapping the next by 2 letters; clues are grouped by light-length and given in cyclic order.
2108 22/10/1970 Heads, Bodies and Legs — II Gong Down lights are 12-letter, and are split into 3 equal parts and entered in 3 different columns (one part being entered in the correct column).
2109 29/10/1970 Lost Alphabet Babs The 26 across answers each lose a different letter on entry; each across clue contains a superfluous word defining a light elsewhere.
2110 05/11/1970 Chilepine Jac Unclued lights are monkeys (the Chile pine being the monkey-puzzle tree).
2111 12/11/1970 Literal ffancy In lights whose length is not given, W appears as UU.
2112 19/11/1970 From Age to Age … Leon Each square is split into two triangles; letters clued once belong to the upper triangles, those clued twice to the lower. The upper triangles spell GEHAZI, LOT'S WIFE, ARGUS, TOM PIPER, CRISPIN, LAZARUS, ESAU, MARY MAGDALENE, GENTILES, BISHOP - all thing
2113 26/11/1970 The Nine Worthies Rhombus Numerical puzzle; each clue has the form xy z = w, where x, y, z are three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits.
2114 03/12/1970 What’s the Matter? Lascia 14 lights are the names of chemical elements, clued only by grid numbers, most of which are consequently misplaced.
2115 10/12/1970 A Spot of Lunarisms Sumydid 9 normal clues are asterisked; all other clues or their lights are affected by a spoonerism.
2116 17/12/1970 Find the Lady — II Badger 30 clues in capitals are anagrams of a composer and one of his operatic heroines, the latter being the lights.
2117 24/12/1970 Full Board — II UtdtU Clues are DLM, associated with chesspieces; each light is formed by the consonants of the answer and is entered along successive moves of the chesspiece.
2118 31/12/1970 Many Moons Ago Egma Grid is circular, with radial lights interspersed with the months of the Jewish calendar (unclued); circumference lights are given in order for each circle but may start anywhere.
2119 07/01/1971 Key Words — II Peto Each letter is represented by A, B, C, D, E, F or G according to the remainder modulo 7 of its numerical value; unclued lights are GLORIANA - BRITTEN; ESPANA - CHABRIER; FAUST - GOUNOD; CARNAVAL - SCHUMANN; SALOME - STRAUSS; OBERON - WEBER.
2120 14/01/1971 Order in the Home Dogop Unclued lights are parts of the home of a monastic order.
2121 21/01/1971 The Listener Crossword Klick Answers to asterisked clues are entered as homophones in two parts, the first at the indicated location and the second elsewhere, e.g. CHAMPAGNE leads to SHAM + PANE.
2122 28/01/1971 Word Sums — VII Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
2123 04/02/1971 Snakes and Ladders — VI Zander Across lights are entered in two parts, the first in the indicated position and the second elsewhere.
2124 11/02/1971 All Hearts — II Gong Either the heart, or the remainder after removing the heart, of each answer is entered; all lights are words, and each clue contains a one-word definition of its light.
2125 18/02/1971 Quo Vadis? — III Jeffec The initial square of each light is given, but it may run in any of four directions, and if it meets an edge of the grid it can continue from the opposite edge.
2126 25/02/1971 Common Ends Babs The 3-letter tail of each light is entered at an unclued location; each tail is used at least three times.
2127 04/03/1971 Alibi Jac Each light is an anagram of the clue answer; answers to asterisked clues, and all lights, are towns listed in the Oxford Atlas.
2128 11/03/1971 Indigestion Ploutos Each light has two internal adjacent letters transposed on entry.
2129 18/03/1971 Cathedral Gossip and the Sound of Nudity Sumydid Read diagonally boustrophedon, most of the grid spells A CURIOUS TALE AT ST. OGG'S WE HEAR - VICE A TROOP'S PADRE, GROGS. O SEE, NOOTE'S HEART UP LEAPED A NEW DITTY THEY'VE CHEEPED - NO GAS AND NO GAITERS, NO TOGS.
2130 25/03/1971 Alphabetical Inserts — XI Sam Grid is Times-style; each light is obtained from the answer by inserting a different letter in the position indicated, with each clue containing a superfluous word defining the light.
2131 01/04/1971 How Strange Twudge Unclued lights are names of conductors (title is an anagram of SARGENT, and 1 Across is FACE THE MUSIC).
2132 08/04/1971 Something in Common Gong 9 answers are translated into rhyming slang on entry, e.g. BOTTLE leads to ARISTOTLE.
2133 15/04/1971 Miss Play Theme Apex Most clues are MP; 4 lights are Playfair-coded; unclued lights are DAVID (COLEMAN, FROST) and JONATHAN (PEARMAIN, BALDWIN). KEY: Vexatiously
2134 22/04/1971 Harder Sums Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form (a + b) / c = n = (d + e) / f, where n is a single digit, given only for the first three equations, and a, b, c and d, e, f are each three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits.
2135 29/04/1971 Doubled Up Dogop Each light is formed by adding the numerical values of the letters in the answers to the two clues at the location, e.g. INCH + STEW = BHHE.
2136 06/05/1971 C Bart Each unclued down light, when reduced modulo 7 to the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, forms an important musical phrase (translated to the key of C) from a work suggested by a crossing across light.
2137 13/05/1971 No Reption Jeffec In lights and words in clues any repetitions of letters are omitted.
2138 20/05/1971 Alter Ego Jac A list of 24 Shakespearean characters is given, whose descriptions define the unclued lights.
2139 27/05/1971 Fourshortened Babs Babs' 100th puzzle; all down lights lose the consecutive letters CENT in some order.
2140 03/06/1971 Full Board — III UtdtU Clues are DLM, associated with chesspieces; each light is formed by the consonants of the answer and is entered along successive moves of the chesspiece.
2141 10/06/1971 Hour-Glass — IX Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'BUT WHATE'ER YOU ARE THAT IN THIS DESERT INACCESSIBLE, UNDER THE SHADE OF MELANCHOLY BOUGHS, LOSE AND NEGLECT THE CREEPING HOURS OF TIM
2142 17/06/1971 Pellian and Mélange Notlaw Numerical puzzle with most clues of the form x - Py = 1, with P prime and x, y minimal for P.
2143 24/06/1971 Letter for Letter Sumydid Four lights are encoded by placing the codeword above the rest of the alphabet in order and replacing each letter by that above or below it. KEY: Vaulting-horse
2144 01/07/1971 It’s a Knock-out (or Downs in the dump) Apex Across clues are DLM; down lights are unclued, with their unchecked letters given.
2145 08/07/1971 Schizacrostic Dogop Grid has black squares and is in two identical halves; clues are in two groups, each containing half of those in each direction for each half of the grid. Initial letters of across lights spell 'AS FALSE AS DICERS' OATHS'.
2146 15/07/1971 Cardiagram Salamanca 49 clues each define two words (and contain a letter-mixture of one), one being the other with a letter removed. This letter is entered in the grid to spell I.E. THE QUEEN OF HEARTS ABOUT THE TWO, FIVE AND SEVEN OF SPADES (these three being missing when s
2147 22/07/1971 Friend and Foe Alexis Unclued lights across are girlfriends of James Bond, those down his enemies.
2148 29/07/1971 Superimposition — II ffancy Each row contains two interleaved words, one in red and one in black; some diagonal lights are clued (ignoring colours).
2149 05/08/1971 Quo Vadis? — IV Jeffec The initial square of each light is given, but it may run in any of four directions, and if it meets an edge of the grid it can continue from the opposite edge.
2150 12/08/1971 Knight’s Tour Sabre Intersections of odd-numbered rows and columns give an 8 x 8 square, toured by a knight to spell DEDUCE THE UNCLUED LIGHT BY READING UP THE INITIAL LETTERS OF THE GIVEN CLUES; this gives BLACK OR WHITE SHE HAS FAR STRONGER CAPABILITIES FOR MOVING THAN THE
2151 19/08/1971 Verbarium 3 Proton Down lights are mainly entered jumbled; anagrams of the rows are given. The grid spells a stanza about Sir Walter Scott (b. 1771), whose works are referred to in the clues.
2152 26/08/1971 Autrefois Jac Unclued lights across are the months of the French revolutionary calendar, those down being the phenomena concerned, e.g. THERMIDOR leads to HEAT.
2153 02/09/1971 Half-Seas-Over Babs The twenty 2-letter annexes to the grid contain SE, EA or AS.
2154 09/09/1971 Double Dealing Scorpio Each across clue corresponds to a row, and leads to two different groups of two or more words, one starting at the left of the grid, the other somewhere else and cycling back to the start of the row, e.g. LANDMAN + DARING, GLAND + MANDARIN. Down lights ar
2155 16/09/1971 All Star Cast Gong 12 clues lacking definitions lead to the names of American states, the lights being their popular names, e.g. OHIO leads to BUCKEYE.
2156 23/09/1971 AnaCyph VI A Tale that is told Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'AND SHE SET DO
2157 30/09/1971 Splitting Pairs Brad Lights are clued in symmetrically opposite pairs; in each pair one clue is normal while the other merely contains a letter-mixture.
2158 07/10/1971 Misprints Apex Clues are MP; diagonals spell JOHN GALSWORTHY - THE FORSYTE SAGE; unclued lights are SOAMES, SWITHIN, BOSINNEY, JOLYON, FLEUR.
2159 14/10/1971 Acrostic Dogop Initial letters of across lights spell 'A SWEET DISORDER IN THE DRESS'.
2160 21/10/1971 Sixes and Sevens — VIII Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are given in random order in two groups.
2161 28/10/1971 Armchair Detective — Murder! Salamanca A, B, C, D, E and F are involved in a murder. Lights with normal clues lose the victim (A); unclued lights are the professions of 5 of the 6 (ARCHITECT, BORER, CARPENTER, DECORATOR, FENCE). Three lights (EVADE, DEPOT, SHIELD) point to F; the 'Crimeword' I
2162 04/11/1971 Square Search — IV Jackdaw The 6 'Head-lights', clued normally, comprise the alphabet (except J and Q) and head the rows and columns; each other clue, headed by a letter, leads to a 3-, a 4- and a 5-letter word, and contains the letters in sequence. Finally, (Q)UADRILATERAL is form
2163 11/11/1971 With Women and Power and War Alexis Unclued lights are famous horses.
2164 18/11/1971 Partners Jeffec Italicised clues lead to placenames which are one half of a Municipal Borough or Urban District, the lights being the other halves.
2165 25/11/1971 Double-Cross Jac Grid is the net of a 5 x 5 x 5 cube and has black squares; letters match along edges. In each face four 4-letter lights are entered diagonally; for these, odd-numbered clues lead to an 8- and a 4-letter word with the light being the difference, while even
2166 02/12/1971 Siamese Triplets Badger Each row contains 3 Shakespearean characters, overlapping e.g. FABIANCASSIUS; alternate columns have clues with lights entered letter by letter.
2167 09/12/1971 Splitting Pairs — II Brad Lights are clued in symmetrically opposite pairs; in each pair one clue is normal while the other merely contains a letter-mixture.
2168 16/12/1971 Three Four Time Rhombus Numerical puzzle with each clue of the form 3x + 4y = 7z, where x, y, z are three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits; each clue is linked to another involving the reversals of the numbers.
2169 23/12/1971 Miss Play Theme Apex Clues are MP; 4 answers are Playfair-coded; unclued lights are PANTOMIME (CINDERELLA, ALADDIN) and DAME (EVANS, ASHCROFT). KEY: Boxing Day
2170 30/12/1971 Columnist Babs Narrative concerning a muck-raking journalist.
2171 06/01/1972 Cyclic Fours and Fives — IV Topher Lights in each row and column may run from the last square back to the first; each row and column contains three lights, clued cyclically. For one light in each row the true clue is a single word hidden in the apparent clue; in each column the clues are d
2172 13/01/1972 Numerology Klick Unclued lights, when pluralised, are related to their grid numbers, e.g. 39 Across is STEP.
2173 20/01/1972 Sea-piece Dogop Clues and lights concern the sea.
2174 27/01/1972 AnaCyph — VII Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'IF YOU SEE THE
2175 03/02/1972 Prime Ratios Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form a = b / c, with a prime and less than 60, b 5-digit and c 4-digit, with b, c containing the 9 positive digits.
2176 10/02/1972 All Hearts — III Gong Either the heart, or the remainder after removing the heart, of each answer is entered; all lights are words, and each clue contains a one-word definition of its light.
2177 17/02/1972 … and all that Bart Answers to asterisked clues have their letters replaced by their successors in the alphabet to form the lights, which are still words (the puzzle number may similarly be obtained from 1066).
2178 24/02/1972 A Mariner’s Burnt Water Alexis Unclued lights across and down may be preceded by BLUE and GREEN respectively.
2179 02/03/1972 Leading Lights Egma Unclued lights are terms used for leaders.
2180 09/03/1972 Topknot Jac Across lights, all words, are formed from the answers by 'tucking their heads into their bodies', e.g. DEMURRER leads to MURDERER, CARSE leads to SCARE.
2181 16/03/1972 Back Transfer Rhombus Numerical puzzle; each clue gives in ascending order three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits, whose product also contains these 9 digits.
2182 23/03/1972 Not always true sons ffancy Unclued lights are all words lacking 'MAC-' initially, but only the down lights have it as a prefix, e.g. DONALD (Down), CLESFIELD (Across).
2183 30/03/1972 Nesting Birds — V Peto There are six 5 x 5 grids, one light in each being a bird, with 6 central letters spelling a bird. Lights in corresponding positions are clued in random order by definition in doggerel.
2184 06/04/1972 Diametricode — VII Babs 24 circled perimeter and central squares contain the alphabet (except J and Q); each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues are either normal with encoded lights or encoded with normal lights.
2185 13/04/1972 Head-Hunting — X Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'CARVE A LITTLE BIT OFF THE TOP FOR ME'.
2186 20/04/1972 Word Sums — VIII Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
2187 27/04/1972 Where the Place? Jeffec 22 lights are placenames mentioned in Shakespeare, clued in random order by quotations.
2188 04/05/1972 In Reverse Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form xX + yY = (x + y)Z, where X, Y, Z are three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits; each clue is paired with another involving the reversals of X, Y, Z.
2189 11/05/1972 Alphabetical Cocktail — VII Sam All 26 across answers have an odd number of letters; the centres (all different) are removed and an anagram of the remainder entered (the initials of these all being different as well).
2190 18/05/1972 Olla Podrida — II Klick Asterisked clues lead to words or phrases indicating the lights, e.g. BROKEN PROMISE leads to IMPOSER.
2191 25/05/1972 Cturenced Parts Bart All across answers contain IN and are entered as in the title, e.g. PIN-UP leads to UPP.
2192 01/06/1972 Abecedarium Dogop Asterisked squares in rows and columns numbered 1, 4, 7, 10 and 13 form a 5 x 5 square containing the letters of the alphabet except J; the centre is isolated and the 13-letter lights in the first and last columns are unclued.
2193 08/06/1972 Dicatacrypt — II Jac Each down answer is interpreted literally to form the light (always a word), e.g. GRANDAM leads to GRAM, MONASTERY leads to MASTERY.
2194 15/06/1972 N on Si ns — II ffancy Each answer loses one letter to form the light, which is still a word; subsidiary indications are to the lights.
2195 22/06/1972 Sl-o-o-o-g Rhombus Numerical puzzle; in each of the 7 clues, A, B, C are three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits, with (possibly non-distinct) 'anagrams' a, b, c, such that the products Ab, Bc, Ca each contain three consecutive digits, to be removed to
2196 29/06/1972 In Memoriam My best friend is… Apex Clues are LL, spelling '... HE WHO TAKES MY MIND TO THE GARDEN OF TORMENT' (puzzle marks the anniversary of Ximenes' death).
2197 06/07/1972 Uniformed Guides Peto Italicised clues are 'guides' to the answers, from which the suffix '-IFORM' is removed to form the lights.
2198 13/07/1972 Roman Style — III Babs Answers are entered in Roman numerals, e.g. ZEALOUS leads to XXVIVIXIIXVXXIXIX.
2199 20/07/1972 Titbits Alexis Theme and variations with theme-words types of TIT: WILLOW (THOMAS, TURNER); GREAT (ALFRED, ABBAS); BLUE (GOOSE, TAIL); COAL (CARRY, NEWCASTLE); MARSH (HARRIER, WARBLER).
2200 27/07/1972 Anacyph — VIII Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'I FOUND ME IN
2201 03/08/1972 Hide and Seek Salamanca Across clues are pairs of lines of a poem; the first contains a plural definition leading to two words, the second defines a word hidden between the two, to be removed to form the light, e.g. 'beaches', 'pause' lead to SHO(RE ST)RAND.
2202 10/08/1972 Take-out Doubles Sam Each answer contains a repeated part (between 2 and 5 letters in length); both parts are removed to form the light, e.g. MI(NGLE)-MA(NGLE).
2203 17/08/1972 Literally Rhombus Numerical puzzle; lights, grouped by length, have clues (in random order) involving their digits, e.g. abc = a + b + c, abcdefgh = (abcd + efgh).
2204 24/08/1972 GBS = 132 Jeffec 15 lights are venues of modern Olympic Games (GBS = gold, bronze, silver); 5 clues lacking definitions give anagrams of them in threesomes.
2205 31/08/1972 Give and Take Bart To each across answer is added a letter or letters to the value of the grid number; from each down answer letters are similarly removed.
2206 07/09/1972 Head-Wind Jac Each across answer is entered with its initial letter encoded using a simple substitution cipher, forming another word. Down lights involving encoded letters have clues referring to both original and encoded versions (the latter by definition only).
2207 14/09/1972 Before and After X Apex Unclued lights are LABOUR (WILSON, JENKINS, CALLAGHAN, STEWART, SHORT) and TORY (HEATH, MACLEOD, MAUDLING, DOUGLAS-HOME, THATCHER) - before and after the General Election.
2208 21/09/1972 1/1½ Leon Each square is split into two triangles; letters clued once belong to the upper triangles, those clued twice to the lower. The upper triangles spell 11 surnames of EXECUTIONERS, with the letters SURE EXIT ONCE before and after the names (a 'thirteenpenceh
2209 28/09/1972 Ten Types of Ambiguity Egma 10 unclued lights are type-faces.
2210 05/10/1972 Down the ladder rung by rung Rhombus Numerical puzzle; clues are of the form AB = a.b, where A, B, a, b are 3-digit numbers, AB denotes juxtaposition, and each side contains 6 distinct digits (all positive). The second half of each 'rung' is the first half of the next (which would be B
2211 12/10/1972 Arabic Style — III Babs Lights are entered numerically, with one digit per square, e.g. BIFORM leads to 296151813.
2212 19/10/1972 Word Ladder Sumydid Lights are rungs, sometimes unclued, of a 6-letter word-ladder in which each rung has five letters in common with the next.
2213 26/10/1972 Split two ways Jeffec Each answer is split between two lights, across (numbered) and down; half the answers are entered across and then down, the other half up and then back.
2214 02/11/1972 Catherine Wheel Salamanca Grid is circular; middle circle reads NOT TO BE HELD IN THE HAND. ATLAS and TITAN are rockets, FAX and CEREUS Roman candles, FAGGOTS and RAGS Guys, and PEARCING and PEALING jumping crackers.
2215 09/11/1972 Give and Take — II Bart To each across answer is added a letter or letters to the value of the grid number; from each down answer letters are similarly removed. Certain diagonals spell 'GETTING AND SPENDING WE LAY WASTE OUR POWERS'.
2216 16/11/1972 A. P. Trios Jasan Numerical puzzle; each clue gives three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits and in arithmetic progression.
2217 23/11/1972 Seven-a-Side Trand Numerical puzzle; each 5-digit number with digits chosen from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 is associated through a weighted digital sum (modulo 7) with a day of the week. Central 5 x 5 square has 13 zeroes already entered; perimeter has 12 days of the week alre
2218 30/11/1972 Two’s ------- (or ‘What the Critics might have said’) Apex Diagonals spell 'I'M NOT GETTING MARRIED TODAY' from COMPANY by SONDHEIM (both unclued).
2219 07/12/1972 Topped and Tailed Klick Each answer loses or gains an initial or final letter on entry.
2220 14/12/1972 Arcades Ambo Politicaster Unclued lights are Oxbridge colleges.
2221 21/12/1972 Noel ffancy All Ls are omitted on entry; certain diagonals spell WE WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
2222 28/12/1972 Justyn Print — III Zander Italicised clues are purported titles of books, with the lights being appropriate authors, e.g. 'The Enthusiast' leads to IGOR BEAVER.
2223 04/01/1973 Heads and Tails II Babs Perimeter lights are an endless chain of 6-letter words with 3-letter overlaps; other lights have their heads entered where stated and their (3-letter) tails elsewhere.
2224 11/01/1973 In the looking glass Rhombus Numerical puzzle; each clue gives three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits such that the sum of their squares is equal to that of their reversals.
2225 18/01/1973 Lapis Philosophicus Phoenix 12 unclued lights are philosophers (and XANTIPPE, wife of Socrates) with initial letters B, D, F, H, J, L, N, P, R, T, V, X - the thirteenth to complete the set is ZENO, whose final letter is entered in a separate square.
2226 25/01/1973 To a Word Lark Freca Each asterisked clue defines two verbs, one weak and one strong; the light is the 'new' past tense of the weak verb, following the example of the strong, e.g. TRY, FLY lead to TREW.
2227 01/02/1973 Sixes and Sevens Salamanca Answers to clues are 6- and 7-letter words, which gain or lose a letter to form the light, entered at another location where the same letter is involved.
2228 08/02/1973 Count me out Mass 12 across and 12 down answers lose MASS on entry.
2229 15/02/1973 Fractionary — III UtdtU Numerical puzzle; lights are the repetends of fractions with prime denominators in varying bases up to 10.
2230 22/02/1973 Fractured French Fudge 'English' clues are normal; 'French' clues lead to common French words or phrases, but the definitions are 'in the spirit of Fractured French', e.g. 'Charger' leads to HORS DE COMBAT.
2231 01/03/1973 Pandore as Boks II Proton Across clues lead to words which, followed by AS and the light, form homophones of phrases, e.g. JUDE leads to HOLE, BEG leads to OPERA.
2232 08/03/1973 Refracted and Reflected Lights II Bart Grid is blank with co-ordinates; each clue is prefaced by the co-ordinates of an initial square, in an order which determines a direction of entry. However, before entry, the light may be reflected or rotated, the transformation involved being determined
2233 15/03/1973 ________ Apex There are 5 clue types, LL (spelling the title), PD, DLM, MP and Right and Left.
2234 22/03/1973 An Alliterative Acrostic Dogop Clues are mainly alliterative; initial letters of across lights spell 'SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE'.
2235 29/03/1973 Double Nine Rhombus Numerical puzzle; each clue concerns a permutation of the 9 positive digits, and leads to three 3-digit numbers containing them.
2236 05/04/1973 Square Search V Jackdaw The 6 'Head-lights', clued normally, comprise the alphabet (except J and Q) and head the rows and columns; each other clue, headed by a letter, leads to a 3-, a 4- and a 5-letter word, and contains the letters in sequence. Finally, (J)OLLIFICATION is form
2237 12/04/1973 A Limerickal History of the ‘Listener’ Crossword Anon 7 limericks form a narrative with many Listener setters as lights. Other answers have two consecutive letters replaced by a third on entry (definitions refer to the answers, subsidiary indications the lights); the letters concerned spell A CROSSWORD MAN C
2238 19/04/1973 Bridging the Gap Babs Latin narrative concerning the game of 'PONS'.
2239 26/04/1973 Cook’s Tour — XI Zander 16 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
2240 03/05/1973 Wicked Capitalism Bart Clues are in three groups. The 26 in set A lead to answers whose initial letters are all different and must be changed to form the lights (with the new initial letters also all different); the 26 in set B each contain a superfluous word defining a set A l
2241 10/05/1973 Chop and Change II Brad Half the lights are anagrams of the answers, the others part of the answers. Supplementary (mainly one-word) clues are given in alphabetical order, defining the lights.
2242 17/05/1973 Two in One Sabre Each square may contain one or two letters; in squares containing two, they may be taken in either order.
2243 24/05/1973 Nothing Barred Dogop Grid is blank with clues across and down given in correct order; across lights lose the letters of the alphabet in sequence.
2244 31/05/1973 Enneads V Jackdaw All lights are 9-letter, entered in and around their numbered squares.
2245 07/06/1973 Body-Snatching Mass 30 answers lose parts of the body to form the lights, e.g. CARMAGNOLE leads to CAGNOLE.
2246 14/06/1973 Link Module Rhombus Numerical puzzle; lights, all 3-digit, form a chain in which each is obtained from its predecessor by alternately permuting the digits and taking the residues modulo 7, 11 and 13.
2247 21/06/1973 Set to open the — Apex Clues concern tennis; diagonals (including extra central 2 x 2 square) spell WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS FORTNIGHT.
2248 28/06/1973 The Listener Crossword II Klick Answers to asterisked clues are entered as homophones in two parts, the first at the indicated location and the second elsewhere, e.g. AIRSACS leads to EYRE + SAXE.
2249 05/07/1973 Missing Links — XI Zander 15 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
2250 12/07/1973 This is it! Chanakya Unclued lights are CROSSWORD PUZZLE, SEX APPEAL, CLEW, DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUN, EXCLAMATION MARK, TWO DOWN, FOUR-LETTER WORD, THE LISTENER, NE PLUS ULTRA.
2251 19/07/1973 Lot 46 — Plaque d’Immatriculation Twudge Unclued lights are French dTpartements, each clued by its own number (Lot = 46), most of which are necessarily misplaced.
2252 26/07/1973 Quo Vadis? — V Jeffec The initial square of each light is given, but it may run in any of four directions, and if it meets an edge of the grid it can continue from the opposite edge.
2253 02/08/1973 Recommended Accommodation Babs 20 clues lead to two answers differing by one letter; 10 squares are thus affected. In these squares the letters CHILDREN TV are inadmissible.
2254 09/08/1973 Harbour Lights Dogop All clues, and some lights, have a nautical connection.
2255 16/08/1973 Miss Printer’s Devilry Apex Among lights of a given length, half the clues are MP, the rest PD.
2256 23/08/1973 Antigone and Creon Peto 8 answers lose ANTI and 7 gain CRE initially; all lights are still words.
2257 30/08/1973 Three Prime Nine Slavko Numerical puzzle; clues are equations of the form x + y + z = 9w, where x, y, z, w are 3-digit primes, the first three containing the 9 positive digits.
2258 06/09/1973 Overlaps III Babs 5 rows and 5 columns comprise three 7-letter words with 3-letter overlaps, e.g. ALLEGRIEVERMINY; clues to these are run together.
2259 13/09/1973 Sixes and Sevens — IX Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are given in random order in two groups.
2260 20/09/1973 Mark VIII Jeffec 8 isolated squares have their contents spelt out diagonally or laterally leading from or to them: PILCROW, SECTION, ASTERISM, DIESIS, OBELUS, ASTERISK, INDEX, PARALLEL.
2261 27/09/1973 Simply Divine ffancy Unclued lights are words lacking the suffix '-MANCY' (also unclued).
2262 04/10/1973 Variations on a Theme III Alexis Theme-words ACROSS (VICTORIA, KING'S, GREEK; -PATCH, -EYED, -GARTERED) and DOWN (UPSIDE, EIDER, TUMBLE; -GYVED, -SITTING, -HEARTED); all are entered in the appropriate direction.
2263 11/10/1973 Directions Enclosed Salamanca Each line of verse is a double DLM clue to a word and a 'direction', which when applied to the word produces the light, e.g. PIOY, DROPSY lead to PIO, RECOVERABLE, ESTOPS lead to RPCOVPABLP.
2264 18/10/1973 Displaced Persons III Peto Each answer loses an anagram of a Christian name to form the light.
2265 25/10/1973 Abecedarian Jigsaw Dogop Clues are presented in alphabetical order of light, and the initial letter of each light is given; each letter of the alphabet is used at least once initially.
2266 01/11/1973 Firework Display Salamanca Each column (except the centre, which spells A PENNY FOR THE GUY) has a triple DLM clue leading to a 6-, a 5- and a 4-letter word, entered letter by letter; across lights, which run from row to row, are fireworks.
2267 08/11/1973 We give thee greeting Apex Clues are LL, spelling 'BRIGHTLY DAWNS OUR WEDDING DAY: JOYOUS HOUR'.
2268 15/11/1973 All change Alexis Theme-words PADDINGTON (POOH, URSA); MARYLEBONE (BONER, MEALY); VICTORIA (MARY, ANNE); WATERLOO (MOSCOW, NILE); EUSTON (NEREUS, TONNER).
2269 22/11/1973 Calloway Strikes Again! Leon 19 unclued lights are halves of journalistic clichTs, the other halves of which are given in random order.
2270 29/11/1973 Schizogrammata ffancy There are two identical grids. The alphabet is divided into two categories (letters with and without curves) and each light is split between the two grids accordingly. Clues are normal or DLM according as the light begins in the first or second grid.
2271 06/12/1973 Key Words 3 Peto Each letter is represented by A, B, C, D, E, F or G according to the remainder modulo 7 of its numerical value; unclued lights are VESPRI SICILIANI - VERDI; LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - MOZART; ARIADNE AUF NAXOS - STRAUSS; IL TURCO IN ITALIA - ROSSINI.
2272 13/12/1973 3-Cube Squares Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form Z = w + x + y.
2273 20/12/1973 Christmas Crackery — V Zander Clues are DLM in the form of jokes, riddles, limericks; certain diagonals spell MAY CORDIAL SENTIMENTS ENSURE A GAY NOEL.
2274 27/12/1973 Heads or Tails Babs Twelve 8-letter lights, of the form ...IS..., protrude 5 squares above or below the grid; each provides a code for one of the 6-letter lights, e.g. HIBISCUS means that EXCUSE leads to EXHIBE.
2275 03/01/1974 The First shall be last the Last shall be first III Klick 17 answers contain the first or last name of a 'celebrity', which must be replaced by his or her other name, e.g. DISANCHOR leads to DIPANZAR.
2276 10/01/1974 OWWW! Sal & Sim Clued lights are entered coded, by moving each letter forward in the alphabet the number of places given by its position in the words, e.g. UNCLAD leads to VPFPFJ; title is thus NUTS, and defines the unclued (and uncoded) lights.
2277 17/01/1974 Parmultumvo Jeffec Title is MULTUM IN PARVO; unclued lights are English towns or villages entered in this way, e.g. AR-HENLEY-DEN.
2278 24/01/1974 Double Acrostic Dogop Initial and final letters of across lights spell AUCASSIN AND NICOLETTE and ALEXANDER AND CAMPASPE respectively.
2279 31/01/1974 Outnumbered Sam All answers lose a number (in one case, two numbers) on entry, e.g. HEIGHTEN leads to HEN.
2280 07/02/1974 O Dirctio Salamanca All instances of N, E, W, S have been removed from clues and lights. Shaded diagonals (reconstituted) read 'BY INDIRECTIONS FIND DIRECTIONS OUT' and 'I KNOW NO SOUTH, NO NORTH, NO EAST, NO WEST'.
2281 14/02/1974 Interpolation — II Egma Each light is the centre of 3 consecutive headwords in Chambers' 1972 Dictionary; the other two are clued, one by definition and the other by subsidiary indication.
2282 21/02/1974 Variations on a Theme — IV Alexis Theme-words PALACE (FALKLAND, HOLYROOD); SPURS (REINS, CROP); ARSENAL (CARSE, ENALLAGE); ORIENT (GRACIOUS, LIGHT); CHELSEA (KINGS, ROAD).
2283 28/02/1974 Same Again, Please! — IV Peto 24 answers form 12 pairs, each pair having in common certain consectuive letters which are to be removed on entry (leaving proper words) and rearranged to form a word entered in an annex to the grid, e.g. NE(CKTI)E, SI(CKTI)RED lead to TICKTICK.
2284 07/03/1974 Three in One Babs Each clue defines two words and hints at a third (the light); the clued words are obtained from the light by adding or inserting a letter in one case and omitting a letter in the other.
2285 14/03/1974 Qbes Rhombus Numerical puzzle; six digits (3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9) and thirty-two 2-digit numbers are given, with the latter to be arranged into eight foursomes the sums of whose cubes are 6-digit numbers containing the digits given.
2286 21/03/1974 Quo Vadis? — VI Jeffec The initial square of each light is given, but it may run in any of four directions, and if it meets an edge of the grid it can continue from the opposite edge.
2287 28/03/1974 Miss Printer’s Devilry Theme Apex Unclued lights are ZANDER, HEAD-HUNTING, JUSTYN PRINT, COOK'S TOUR, HOUR-GLASS (ROBINS being clued normally); other lights have DLM or MP clues.
2288 04/04/1974 ‘Joys in another’s—’ Sam Title continues '... loss of ease'; the only vowel appearing in the answers is E, and is omitted everywhere on entry.
2289 11/04/1974 A Paschal Crossword Party, thrown … Dogop Unclued lights EASTER EGG and VERNAL EQUINOX form a central cross; several Listener setters are among the lights.
2290 18/04/1974 Prime Trios Rhombus Numerical puzzle involving six sets of three 3-digit primes containing the 9 positive digits, given in three pairs of sets: in the first pair the sums are equal; in the second the sums of the squares are equal; in the third the sums of the products are eq
2291 25/04/1974 Heads and Tails III Babs Perimeter lights are an endless chain of 6-letter words (8 clockwise and 8 anticlockwise) with 3-letter overlaps; other lights have their heads entered where stated and their (3-letter) tails elsewhere.
2292 02/05/1974 Give and Take III Bart To each across answer is added a letter or letters to the value of the grid number; from each down answer letters are similarly removed. Diagonals spell 'THE LITTLE MORE AND HOW MUCH IT IS, AND THE LITTLE LESS, AND WHAT WORLDS AWAY!'
2293 09/05/1974 Correspondence Course Algol Unclued lights are stations on the PARIS METRO.
2294 16/05/1974 Small Change Klick Each light is formed from the answer either by transposing two letters or by moving one letter.
2295 23/05/1974 Favous Plexus Lascia Grid is a lattice of equilateral triangles; lights are 6-letter, entered in 6 triangles forming a hexagon. Perimeter may be arranged to form A STRUCTURE OF CELLS IN WHICH BEES PUT HONEY.
2296 30/05/1974 Up to Scratch Jeffec Unclued lights form MOHS'S SCALE: TALC, GYPSUM, CALCITE, FLUORITE, APATITE, ORTHOCLASE, QUARTZ, TOPAZ, CORUNDUM, DIAMOND.
2297 06/06/1974 1-2-X Mass Unclued lights are 5 homes (COTTAGE, HOUSE, HOVEL, MANOR, VILLA), 5 aways (ABSENT, DISTANT, LEAVE, LEFT, OUT) and 5 draws (ATTRACT, GLANCE, INHALE, LENGTHEN, UNSHEATHE).
2298 13/06/1974 Who’s who? (or Six Characters in Search of an Author) Adam Unclued lights are names and titular descriptions of characters from Sherlock Holmes short stories.
2299 20/06/1974 Hearless Salamanca Across clues are paired anagrams of birds, to be entered without their central letters; these spell out 6 more heartless birds, whose hearts spell a heartless seventh. Down lights are jumbled and subsidiary indications are to the jumbled forms.
2300 27/06/1974 fonetik Ad All answers are entered phonetically as in Chambers' 1972 Dictionary.
2301 04/07/1974 In League Egma Unclued lights are nicknames of football league clubs,
2302 11/07/1974 Printer’s Pranks Dogop Across clues are PD; down clues are MP.
2303 18/07/1974 An hour to play Ploutos Title continues '... and the last mean in'; 11 lights are the 'last men' of the clued answers, e.g. ENGLISH leads to HEREWARD.
2304 25/07/1974 4-41, 1-50 Bart The 26 across answers each lose both their initial letters (all different) and their final letters (also all different).
2305 01/08/1974 Face to face — III Jeffec Grid is the net of a cube and has black squares; all lights are 7-letter, and letters agree at edges.
2306 08/08/1974 The French connection Klick Unclued lights are English words which when paired appropriately and separated by French connectives form French phrases (and CHESTER-le-STREET).
2307 15/08/1974 Missing-Links Patience Leon Card puzzle; the 52 cards are laid out in 7 rows with each row containing one face-down (a 'missing link'). Clues are given to sequences of ranks and suits (C = 1, D = 2, H = 3, S = 4) around certain points. The object is to remove pairs of the same colou
2308 22/08/1974 Six before seven Brym 7 unclued across lights are basic SI units; 6 unclued down lights, appropriately numbered, are prefixes indicating powers of ten (1 = DECA, 2 = HECTO, 3 = KILO, 6 = MEGA, 9 = GIGA, 12 = TERA).
2309 29/08/1974 Take two or three Adam Numerical puzzle; clues are triples of numbers such that the sum of any two, or of all three, is a perfect square.
2310 05/09/1974 Call my bluff Apex There are 6 lights of each length: 2 are clued normally, but definitions to the other 4 have been rearranged.
2311 12/09/1974 Diametricode VIII Babs Unchecked perimeter squares contain the alphabet; each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues are either normal with encoded lights or encoded with normal lights.
2312 19/09/1974 Cross-mots Ad Across clues and lights are in English; those down are in French.
2313 26/09/1974 Snakes and ladders Egma 9 snakes and 4 ladders are shown in the otherwise blank grid; two players, spelling out words, move as in the game, descending snakes (ANACONDA, BOA, KRAIT, ASP, SEPS, VIPER - the last three each occurring twice) and ascending ladders (ASCENT, ESCALATOR,
2314 03/10/1974 Symphonic theme and variations Bart Theme-words CECILY (DENISE, EDWINA); GERTRUDE (LAERTES, OSRIC); MAGDALEN (ORIEL, BRASENOSE); MARGARET (PEARL, NACRE); ROSALYS (DILYS, GLADYS) - 'five sweet symphonies' from 'The Blessed Damozel'.
2315 10/10/1974 In other words Salamanca Half the lights are clued with a number of misprints; in each clue the correct forms of the misprints form an anagram of one of the unclued lights.
2316 17/10/1974 XXXX Jac Grid is the net of a 5 x 5 x 5 cube and has black squares; letters match along edges. In each face four 4-letter lights are entered diagonally; clues lead to two 8-letter words with the light being common to both. Finally the central letters of the four n
2317 24/10/1974 Cyclic permutations Politicaster Each light is a cyclic permutation of the answer (and is rarely a word).
2318 31/10/1974 Six-all Dogop Each clue has 6 words, each light 6 letters.
2319 07/11/1974 Butterfly Patience Leon Card puzzle; the 52 cards are laid out in 'butterfly' formation. Clues are given to products of ranks and suits (C = 1, D = 2, H = 3, S = 4) in columns and diagonals. The object is to remove pairs totalling 13 (Kings being removed singly).
2320 14/11/1974 Space-saver III Babs Each answer is entered in half as many squares as the word has letters, e.g. KIE-KIE leads to K I E, PIPPIN leads to P I P/N.
2321 21/11/1974 A. P. Trios II Jasan Numerical puzzle; each clue gives three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits and in arithmetic progression.
2322 28/11/1974 Time to throw a Party Apex Clues are LL, spelling BIRTHDAY CENTENARY OF WINSTON S. CHURCHILL; clues are all thematic.
2323 05/12/1974 Two-sided addition Sabre There are two identical grids; at each location, a double clue leads to two words to be 'added' to form the lights, e.g. COWED + BROTH become CRWTH + BOOED.
2324 12/12/1974 Crossbird Eli Grid covers a map of Britain; narrative with unclued lights names of birds, with initial squares approximately in areas where they may be found (except in one case). Lights run in four directions.
2325 19/12/1974 Miss Play the fool (all very seasonal) Apex 4 lights are Playfair-coded; other clues are MP; theme-words CHRISTMAS (HOLLY, MISTLETOE) and PUDDING (CAKE, GOOSE). KEY: Brazil nuts
2325A 19/12/1974 Pentomino jigsaw Ad The grid was a jigsaw, to be deduced, of 18 pentominoes, which formed a full set of distinct shapes plus mirror images of the asymmetric ones. Clues were given for the 5-letter words in each pentomino, as well as across words that appeared when the jigsaw was correctly completed. One pentomino was already placed in the grid. All clue answers were connected with sound or visual entertainment.
2326 02/01/1975 Revised version Babs Narrative based on 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.
2327 09/01/1975 Miscues Adam 20 lights, clued by one-line quotations from Shakespearean plays, are formed as an anagram of the name of the speaker together with the next word he or she says.
2328 16/01/1975 Triadagrid Jac In 11 cases the answer to the clue is a member of a trio; one of the other two is entered where indicated, and the third is an unclued light.
2329 23/01/1975 Clueless crossnumber — a numerical jigsaw Philipontes Numerical puzzle; lights, all 3-digit numbers, are given and must be fitted into the grid.
2330 30/01/1975 Odd job men Mog Unclued lights are from 'The CLUB of QUEER TRADES' by G.K. CHESTERTON.
2331 06/02/1975 Electradition Badger Unclued lights are actors.
2332 13/02/1975 Missing letter Sabre Answers with an even number of letters are entered with their first half jumbled; initial letters of these lights spell EZRA CHAPTER SEVEN VERSE TWENTY-ONE, which contains all the alphabet except J (to be entered in the isolated central square).
2333 20/02/1975 Fonetik II Ad All answers are entered phonetically as in Chambers' 1972 Dictionary.
2334 27/02/1975 Miss Spot the theme Apex 12 clues are MP; their answers, together with an unclued light, contain the alphabet in second and penultimate letters: WALLABA, SCALADE, SERFS, AGHA, FIJI, SKEWBALD, IMPORTANT, GOOPY, EQUERRY, OSTROGOTH, GUAVA, TWIXT, NYANZA.
2335 06/03/1975 General exodus Babs Unclued lights across and down and military commanders and the places where they died, with each corresponding pair intersecting.
2336 13/03/1975 On reflection Jago Clues are DLM; symmetrically opposite lights read in opposite directions. Unclued lights are owners of magic mirrors.
2337 27/03/1975 Theme and Variations — VIII Zander Theme-words FIRE (SACK, SHOOT); AIR (HEIR, ERE); EARTH (SETT, DREY); WATER (CONISTON, DERWENT).
2338 03/04/1975 Hunt the gowk Salamanca Each clue has two subsidiary indications, leading to two spellings of the same word; middle row (unchecked) reads APRIL FOOL.
2339 10/04/1975 Glover-Kind’s favourite place ffancy Unclued lights can be preceded by 'SEA-'.
2340 24/04/1975 Reason it out Nibor From each clue one letter has been removed, and must be added to the answer somewhere to form the light; these letters are ETAONISR (the beginning of the sequence of letter usage in English) repeated 6 times.
2341 01/05/1975 Magic cube Vatsayana Numerical puzzle; grid is a 3 x 3 x 3 cube with faces semi-magic and internal squares fully magic.
2342 08/05/1975 Quo Vadis? — VII Jeffec The initial square of each light is given, but it may run in any of four directions, and if it meets an edge of the grid it can continue from the opposite edge.
2343 22/05/1975 Who’s who in the theatre Fudge 19 lettered clues lead to Shakespearean characters; the lights are aliases they adopted.
2344 29/05/1975 Something tossed up to Babs Politicaster Copying Babs' puzzle no. 1523, each light is entered with a pair of adjacent letters transposed; certain diagonals spell ''TIS HARD TO SETTLE ORDER ONCE AGAIN'.
2345 05/06/1975 The fish is off Sam All across answers, and two down, are entered with a fish removed.
2346 19/06/1975 Keywords Jago 10 asterisked clues are double DLM, leading to the light and its encoded form (replacing ABCDEF...Z by QWERTY...M); all other lights are entered encoded.
2347 26/06/1975 Crossword and Puzzle Sabre All lights are entered misprinted, with half the clues indicating the misprinted form. Each of the sixteen 3 x 3 squares into which the grid may be divided contains a jumbled 9-letter word; when these are written in an array, their initial and final lette
2348 03/07/1975 He is no longer Apex Grid represents a Memorial, in two (nearly) equal parts; clues are paired, with those down being LL, spelling '... ALIVE THERE IS A GREAT DEAL TO BE SAID FOR BEING DEAD' by EDMUND CLERIHEW BENTLEY (b. 1875, unclued central row).
2349 17/07/1975 Overlaps V Babs Six chains of eight 6-letter words with 3-letter overlaps run from the top left corner to the bottom right.
2350 24/07/1975 Araucaria imbricata Peto 16 lights are monkeys and appear as letter-mixtures in their clues (which do not otherwise indicate them).
2351 31/07/1975 Tricubicals Rhombus Numerical puzzle; clues are of the form A, B, C, a, b, c, where both A, B, C and a, b, c are three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits, the sums of whose cubes are equal and also contain the 9 positive digits.
2352 14/08/1975 Prize selection Klick 15 unclued lights are titles of novels (possible selections for those who win book tokens as prizes).
2353 21/08/1975 Diamond flush Salamanca In each light at least one square must contain two letters; order in these squares is flexible, but when written correctly they spell famous dogs.
2354 28/08/1975 Where the place? — II Jeffec 22 lights are placenames mentioned in Shakespeare, clued in random order by quotations.
2355 11/09/1975 Arosti Merlin Across clues are LL, with omissions each occurring twice, spelling LISTENER CROSSWORDS.
2356 18/09/1975 A la carte Egma Grid is circular with jumbled radial 5-letter lights; one circle contains the alphabet in order, while the outermost circle contains the 13 card denominations in French.
2357 25/09/1975 Justyn Print — IV Zander Italicised clues are purported titles of books, with the lights being appropriate authors, e.g. 'Continental Breakfast' leads to ROLAND BUTTER.
2358 09/10/1975 One-way theme Ram In each across clue the letters of the light are concealed according to some systematic rule; each rule is used twice.
2359 16/10/1975 Nesting birds — VI Peto There are six 5 x 5 grids, one light in each being a bird, with 6 central letters spelling a bird. Lights in corresponding positions are clued in random order by definition in doggerel.
2360 23/10/1975 All aboard Jago Clues, unnumbered, are given in the order of numbers on a dartboard; unclued lights are BULLSEYE, TREBLE, DOUBLE, DARTS.
2361 06/11/1975 Orienteering Salamanca Grid is blank with co-ordinates given by letter-pairs. Clues are in groups, preceded by one in capital letters whose solution, taken in pairs, provides the locations for the initial letters of the lights.
2362 13/11/1975 Two square prime Slavko Numerical puzzle with clues of the form x + y = z with x, y squares and z prime. Some locations are given; the remainder are to be deduced.
2363 20/11/1975 Vade mecum Mog Theme-words (past and present editors of Chambers') DAVIDSON (NATHAN, SOLOMON); GEDDIE (LUCE, LANGUISH); DICKIE (DICK, RICK); MACDONALD (ASQUITH, MACMILLAN).
2364 04/12/1975 Guinean Egma Unclued lights are cyclic permutations of snakes (title is really ANGUINE).
2365 11/12/1975 Jane Babs Italicised clues all relate Jane Austen (b. 16/12/1775); 6 lead to first names of young ladies in her novels, 6 to words she used in a sense now archaic, and 17 to words with her spelling.
2366 18/12/1975 Twins Sabre Unclued lights are anagrams of some of the clued lights; no clues involve anagrams.
2367 25/12/1975 A merry TV Xmas house party Apex Down clues are LL, spelling (with the central row of the grid) I MUST TAKE ENDLESS TIME WITH XMAS CRACKERS (Ximenes prizewinning clue to 26 Down, MAXIMIST).
2368 08/01/1976 Cook’s tour — XII Zander 13 items of food or drink are clued in italics by the names of the regions in which they are normally found.
2369 15/01/1976 Variations on a theme — V Alexis Theme-words ENCHANTERS (MEDEA, CIRCE, PROSPERO); DEADLY (ALLINGHAM, MARSH, CARR); BLACK (ART, DEATH, MARIA) - all NIGHTSHADEs.
2370 29/01/1976 Weather report Salamanca Grid covers map of England; clues are DLM in paragraphs. 12 crossing pairs of lights contain names of weather symbols, to be entered symbolically.
2371 05/02/1976 Topped and tailed — II Klick Each answer loses or gains an initial or final letter on entry.
2372 12/02/1976 Group effort Smokey Clues are grouped according to light-length, given in alphabetical order of light within each group.
2373 26/02/1976 Out of the Ark Sam Each across answer loses an animal to form the light.
2374 04/03/1976 Patchwork Patience Leon Numerical puzzle; the pack, apart from 3 cards from different suits, is dealt into a 7 x 7 square. Clues are given to products of ranks and suits (C = 1, D = 2, H = 3, S = 4) in rows and columns. Exposed cards are built onto bases in suits in ascending or
2375 11/03/1976 Overlaps VI Babs 4 rows and 4 columns comprise three 8-letter words with 4-letter overlaps, e.g. MINUTESTTUBEROSE; clues to these are run together.
2376 25/03/1976 Dissection Sabre Grid comprises octagons and squares. Lights are 5-letter, with each clue also defining a 4-letter word obtained by removing a letter; the letter removed is entered centrally, spelling 'THOU CUNNINGST PATTERN OF EXCELLING NATURE'.
2377 01/04/1976 Disbarred Zander Grid is blank; initial letters of clues spell ACROSS MEANS DOWN AND VICE VERSA - APRIL FOOL!
2378 08/04/1976 Bent words ffancy 12 unclued lights are misprinted names of counties (as in title - KENT, WORCS.).
2379 22/04/1976 Hex Jago Grid comprises hexagons; clues are DLM, with lights 6-letter, entered around numbered hexagons. Perimeter contains WITCH OF ENDOR, MEDEA, CIRCE, HECATE, MERLIN, ARCHIMAGO, FAUST.
2380 29/04/1976 The following names Babs 18 unclued lights form a chain of proper names: JULIUS CAESAR AUGUSTUS JOHN OWEN THOMAS CHARLES CHESTER ARTHUR HALLAM TENNYSON JESSE JAMES LUKE GIORDANO BRUNO WALTER SCOTT.
2381 06/05/1976 AnaCyph — IX Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'I'VE A MOUTH L
2382 20/05/1976 Redundancies Apex Each across light is paired with that symmetrically opposite; each clue is double DLM, with a separating superfluous word, whose initial letters spell ALL HEARTLESS. Accordingly, each down light omits its central letter.
2383 27/05/1976 Seven-a-side Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form 3x + 4y = 7z, with z prime.
2384 03/06/1976 An alphabetic Leiruza Clues are given according to the alphabetical order of their lights, starting at a random position.
2385 17/06/1976 A difficult matter Bart Unclued lights are THE NAMING OF CATS and names appearing in 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'.
2386 24/06/1976 Leaving their tails behind them Machiavelli Each of the 26 across lights can be augmented terminally by a different letter of the alphabet; each clue contains a definition of its light, but belongs as a whole to the augmented version of another light.
2387 01/07/1976 The Listener Crossword III Klick Answers to asterisked clues are entered as homophones in two parts, the first at the indicated location and the second elsewhere, e.g. JUPITER leads to JEW + PITTER.
2388 15/07/1976 Alphabetical discard Sam Across clues are LL, spelling the alphabet in order.
2389 22/07/1976 Sounds familiar Brym Italicised clues define homophones of the lights, which are proper names.
2390 29/07/1976 Who’s who? — II (or Six Characters in Search of an Author) Adam Unclued lights are names and titular descriptions of characters from MoliFre's comedies.
2391 12/08/1976 Egocentric Creighton Across lights are misprinted, with new letters spelling CREIGHTON IS A GENIUS; half the lights in each direction are entered in reverse. 6 down lights are encoded by replacing each letter by that preceding it in the alphabet.
2392 19/08/1976 Musical switch — II Strebor Lights are entered letter by letter; a chain of 25 composers, written alternately forwards and backwards and with 1-letter overlaps, forms a spiral.
2393 26/08/1976 Two in one Sabre The 26 unclued lights each contain a double letter, with each letter of the alphabet used once; superfluous words in 26 of the clues define the unclued lights.
2394 09/09/1976 ‘Mastermind’ Apex Across clues are DLM; down clues are PD. Playfair-coded forms of two lights are given. KEY: Galsworthy
2395 16/09/1976 Tricubicals — II Rhombus Numerical puzzle; each clue leads to three 3-digit numbers containing the 9 positive digits, the sum of whose cubes also contains the 9 positive digits.
2396 23/09/1976 Sixes and sevens — X Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are given in random order in two groups.
2397 07/10/1976 Inside out Duck Each answer is turned 'inside out' on entry: the 'inside' is an even number of letters at the centre of the word, of which the first half is placed at the front and the second half at the rear.
2398 14/10/1976 All set for the … Apex Down clues are LL, spelling first 12 and last 12 letters of ... LISTENER CROSSWORD SETTERS' ANNUAL DINNER (central 12 appear in central row), entered in 'seats' above and below the grid. Setters' names in down clues stand for their initial letters.
2399 21/10/1976 Two by two Buff 4 lights are clued numerically using atomic numbers and chemical symbols, taking numbers and letters in pairs, e.g. 182066 leads to Argon, Calcium, Dysprosium which gives ARCADY.
2400 04/11/1976 Odious Bart 20 answers are replaced by the other halves of clichTs, e.g. PICTURE leads to PRETTY, SAFE leads to HOUSES.
2401 11/11/1976 Square Sabre All answers are encoded; the 6 unclued lights are perfect squares. KEY: Crossword 2401 Square by Sabre
2402 18/11/1976 16D(8) 39D(8) Babs Narrative including some verses.
2403 02/12/1976 Four Ways Generalissimo There are 4 methods of entry, each used equally often: normal, reversed, with head at tail and with tail at head.
2404 09/12/1976 Tribasic Batrachian Lights are entered by replacing each letter by its numerical value in base 3, e.g. RADS leads to 200111201.
2405 16/12/1976 Wordplay Jago All clued lights lose S on entry; unclued lights are swords (title being SWORDPLAY).
2406 23/12/1976 A merry TV Christmas tree party Apex Answers to asterisked clues omit trees on entry; other clues are DLM.
2407 06/01/1977 Double harness Leiruza Lights are entered along two knight's tours; one row spells THE LISTENER.
2408 13/01/1977 Lost Rivers Alexis Theme-words ROCHESTER (YORK, DURHAM, RIPON); REED (FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET); EYRE (LINES, COMMODORE, STOP) - all characters of CHARLOTTE Brontd.
2409 27/01/1977 Odd man out Algol 8 groups of 5 words are given; in each, 4 have something in common, indicated by an unclued across light, while the odd man out leads somehow to one of the unclued down lights.
2410 03/02/1977 Olla podrida — III Klick Asterisked clues lead to words or phrases indicating the lights, e.g. RAIL-SPLITTER leads to LAIR.
2411 10/02/1977 Word Sums — IX Proton Clues are equations made up of words, with each letter representing the same digit throughout the clue; lights are the corresponding numbers.
2412 24/02/1977 Unlettered Nibor Clues are to be taken in groups of 8; within each group, the nth letter of the word LITERACY has been removed from the nth clue and must be inserted in its answer to form the light.
2413 03/03/1977 Head-hunting — XI Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'I HANG 'MID MEN MY NEEDLESS HEAD'.
2414 10/03/1977 Sam Long Nizam Title is meant to suggest 'Long Psalm' (no. 119); unclued lights are its section headings.
2415 24/03/1977 Alphabetical extracts Ploutos Each clue defines one word and gives a subsidiary indication to another (the light), obtained by omitting a letter; each letter of the alphabet is omitted once across and once down.
2416 31/03/1977 Magic glass Aelfre Grid represents crossword seen in broken mirror; the theme is 'The Lady of Shalott', with several clues and lights being thematic. Central broken area spells 'THE MIRROR CRACK'D FROM SIDE TO SIDE'.
2417 07/04/1977 Double acrostic Adam Initial and final letters of across lights spell MARTIN CHUZZLEWITT (sic) and GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
2418 21/04/1977 Counter measures Bart Certain answers contain numbers in English, French, German or Italian, to be replaced by the corresponding numerals.
2419 28/04/1977 Missing faces Ad 36 cubes, with one letter on each face, form a 6 x 6 square with touching faces bearing the same letter. Clues are given to the 6-letter words formed around the edges, across the rows, and on each cube.
2420 05/05/1977 Schizogrammata — II ffancy There are two identical grids. The alphabet is divided into two categories (letters with and without a vertical axis of symmetry) and each light is split between the two grids accordingly. Clues are normal or DLM according as the light begins in the first
2421 19/05/1977 Two square prime — II Slavko Numerical puzzle with clues of the form x + y = z with x, y squares and z prime; they are given in 8 groups, such that within each group any prime on the left and any on the right contain between them the positive digits other than 5. Some locations
2422 26/05/1977 Anonymous Sam Each across clue defines a word and gives a subsidiary indication to a surname; the corresponding Christian name is subtracted from the word to form the light.
2423 02/06/1977 A jubilant TV play Apex Theme-words ELIZABETH (BANJO, NUTMEG, GAMY); PHILIP (LARKIN, SIDNEY); CHARLES (BIBLES, IDLES); ANNE (BRONT-, STA-L); ANDREW (WARDEN, WARNED); EDWARD (GERMAN, ELGAR). Five of the variations are clued and entered Playfair-coded. KEY: The family group
2424 16/06/1977 Triplet Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters LET in some order.
2425 23/06/1977 Play theme and fairiations Jude Theme-words PEASEBLOSSOM (PEASCOD, SQUASH); COBWEB (GOSSAMER, SILK); MOTH (TIGER, PUSS); MUSTARDSEED (HORSERADISH, PEPPER). Six lights are Playfair-coded. KEY: Starveling
2426 30/06/1977 Un titled Sabre Four unclued lights have 'nothing in common': GENER-ZERO-AL, F-NIL-REQUENT, ORDIN-NIX-ARY, U-NOUGHT-SUAL.
2427 14/07/1977 Missing links — XII Zander 14 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
2428 21/07/1977 A double harness ‘All the Queen’s horses’ Leiruza Grid is the net of a 5 x 5 x 5 cube, containing ELIZABETH REGINA, THE SILVER JUBILEE, 19 77; lights are entered along two knight's tours.
2429 28/07/1977 Take your pick — II Ploutos Whenever an across light meets a down light they disagree, but by taking one of the two alternatives it is possible to construct a perfect diagram.
2430 11/08/1977 You name it, you’ve got it Klick The 16 unclued lights are 8 names and 8 words associated with their possessives: ADAM's APPLE, ARISTOTLE's LANTERN, CHANDLER's WOBBLE, CULVER's ROOT, MACFARLANE's BUAT, PELE's HAIR, PHARAOH's SERPENT, SAMSON's POST.
2431 18/08/1977 Seconds out Ascot Each answer loses its second letter on entry.
2432 25/08/1977 Diametricode — IX Babs Unchecked perimeter squares contain the alphabet; each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights.
2433 08/09/1977 A ‘Listener’ setter’s rule book Apex There are two identical grids; clues are LL (spelling I NEED NOT MEAN WHAT I SAY BUT I MUST SAY WHAT I MEAN), given in pairs separated by superfluous words whose initials spell THE ART OF THE CROSSWORD.
2434 15/09/1977 Side by side Generalissimo Each row contains two words (with the separating bar removed), clued together in either order.
2435 22/09/1977 Adam Mass 8 across and 8 down answers lose RIB on entry.
2436 06/10/1977 Short-sighted Machiavelli Unclued lights are diocesan abbreviations.
2437 13/10/1977 More or less Virgilius Each clue leads to two words, one showing how to modify the other to form the light, e.g. PAINTER, TERMINUS lead to PAIN. Half the lights are formed by addition, half by subtraction.
2438 20/10/1977 Old Misery Alexis Theme-words SCROOGE (MARLEY, GHOST); HARPAGON (CLARSACH, LUTE); VOLPONE (VIXEN, REYNARD); GORIOT (GORDON, PORTEOUS); EUCLIO (EUTERPE, CALLIOPE).
2439 03/11/1977 Lancework Salamanca Grid is made of overlapping circles; all lights are 5-letter, with initial or final letter entered in central region, spelling HIS VERBAL PYROTECHNICS ARE ENTERTAINING.
2440 10/11/1977 My cousin’s bungle Waterloo Lights are entered any way up, with B, D, P, Q written in lower case and I with extravagant bars at top and bottom; other letters are normal (so that Z rotates to N and W to M).
2441 17/11/1977 No discrimination Phiz In 15 answers a boy's name must be replaced by a girl's, or vice versa, e.g. MONTROSE leads to MONTCLIVE.
2442 01/12/1977 Sound Cameras Klick 10 unclued across lights, matched in pairs with 5 unclued down lights, give examples (in Chambers' 1977) of certain consonants: LEPRECHAUN, CORONACH, LOCH; CAT, CHORUS, KING; QUITE, COIFFEUR, QUEEN; LANGUOR, LONGER, FINGER; GENTLE, LEDGE, JUDGE.
2443 08/12/1977 Roundabouts Leiruza Grid is the net of an icosahedron; lights are entered along two spiral paths, each from one vertes to its opposite.
2444 15/12/1977 Curve magic Vatsayana Numerical puzzle; grid consists of five circles divided by five spokes, with sums along radii, circles, spirals and cardioids all equal. Some initial clues are given.
2445 22/12/1977 A ......... box (kindly meant) Apex 6 across and 6 down clues are misprinted; these lights, in pairs, occur in 'Christmas' by Betjeman. Half the remaining clues are PD; shaded squares may be rearranged to spell THE POET LAUREATE.
2446 05/01/1978 A Happy New Year Duck Four 6-letter across lights (SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER) are Playfair-coded and clued only by the remaining across lights, which have LL clues spelling 'THE FOUR SEASONS'. KEY: Chimney-stalk
2447 12/01/1978 Three-in-one — II Babs Each clue defines two words and hints at a third (the light); the clued words are obtained from the light by adding or inserting a letter in one case and omitting a letter in the other.
2448 26/01/1978 Maze Ram Grid is numbered and barred; lights may not cross bars but may turn in any direction. Each square is used exactly twice.
2449 02/02/1978 AnaCyph — X Chabon Grid is circular; clues are incomplete quotations, with lights all 5-letter, mainly entered jumbled. Letters in outermost circle, obtained from those in adjoining circle by moving them one place forwards or backwards in the alphabet, spell 'WEARILY THE SE
2450 09/02/1978 Musical chairs Smokey Each across clue is a subsidiary indication to a word with a musical connection, which must lose its initial and/or final letter on entry.
2451 23/02/1978 Q.E.D. Jude Three square grids surround a 6, 8, 10 triangle; letters from the smaller two combine to give those of the third. Clues are in random order for the 6 x 6 grid and in alphabetical order of light for the 8 x 8 grid; some indications are given in the 10 x 10
2452 02/03/1978 Justyn Print — V Zander Italicised clues are purported titles of books, with the lights being appropriate authors, e.g. 'Bullets in Dallas' leads to ANNA SASSIN.
2453 09/03/1978 Double sixes Adam There are twelve 6-letter lights; six are entered encoded by a cipher determined by the other six, e.g. UPFLOW means that P and F, and L and O, encode each other (twelve pairs are thus obtained and the thirteenth can then be deduced).
2454 23/03/1978 Eight bells Ploutos All answers lose ON on entry (eight bells = noon).
2455 30/03/1978 Very dicy Virgilius Grid is the net of a 5 x 5 x 5 cube, representing a die with black spots in appropriate squares. Letters are replaced by the digits 1 to 6, such that the name of the digit contains the letters it replaces; intersections clear up ambiguities, and numbers m
2456 06/04/1978 Around the table Apex Perimeter contains J.B. PRIESTLEY, MICHAEL FOOT, DENNIS POTTER, D.A.N. JONES, all celebrating the BIRTHDAY of WILLIAM HAZLITT (b. 10/04/1778). Clues are paired (one in each pair being misprinted), separated by superfluous words whose initial letters spell
2457 20/04/1978 Attention please Duck Unclued lights can be preceded by EAR.
2458 27/04/1978 The decipherment of Linear C Egma 3 unidentified lights (PLAYFAIR, MINOAN, PERIOD) are encoded in 'Linear C', i.e., Playfair with this as codeword. KEY: Linear C
2459 04/05/1978 Offstage Fudge 36 lights form an endless chain with 2- or 3-letter overlaps. Alternate links are names of people hinted at, but not appearing in, Shakespearean plays, with 'helpful hints' instead of clues; in each of 11 columns a light is entered letter by letter.
2460 18/05/1978 Cook’s tour — XIII Zander 14 asterisked clues contain letter-mixtures of items (or ingredients) of food or drink.
2461 25/05/1978 Heads and tails IV Babs The 3-letter tail of each light is entered at an unclued location; each tail is used at least three times.
2462 01/06/1978 Magic Square Bedecked Leon Card puzzle: two aces and a 5 are removed from the pack, and the remaining cards form a 7 x 7 magic square. Suits are clued numerically (C = 1, D = 2, H = 3, S = 4); each rank is replaced by a letter and clues are given to anagrams of lights across, down
2463 15/06/1978 The Gaffer Salamanca Across lights are misprinted on the diagonals, which spell LAPSUS CALAMI and SLIP OF THE PEN.
2464 22/06/1978 Jig-Word Eel The completed grid, less bars and numbers, is given in 16 fragments (of which one, containing the letters I M M N O O O O S W, is upside-down). Clues are given in random order.
2465 29/06/1978 Privileged class Klick 6 unclued lights in each direction may be paired to form animals admitted to MOHAMMED's PARADISE: BALAAM's ASS, BILKIS's CUCKOO, SOLOMON's ANT, SALEH's CAMEL, JONAH's WHALE, ABRAHAM's CALF.
2466 13/07/1978 Capital hoax Sabre Each answer loses a letter on entry, spelling 'IT IS A CAPITAL HOAX TO THEORISE BEFORE ONE HAS DATA'. Preamble says unclued lights are given by taking 'initial letters of 24 of the across lights', meaning TOTAL (and COMPLETE and SUM), rather than the init
2467 20/07/1978 Oxford associations Apex 5 across and 5 down lights, identified by having misprinted definitions, give 'CUCKOO-ECHOING, BELL-SWARMED, LARK-CHARMED, ROOK-RACKED, RIVER-ROUNDED', from 'Duns Scotus's Oxford' by Gerard Manley HOPKINS (unclued).
2468 27/07/1978 Christian hope Duck Grid is church-shaped; clues are LL, spelling 'GOD IS DECREEING TO BEGIN SOME NEW AND GREAT PERIOD IN HIS CHURCH'.
2469 10/08/1978 Gazetteer — Volume I Ploutos 12 unidentified clues lead to words forming half the name of an English town, the light being the other half, e.g. ABBAS leads to COMBE. All towns begin with A, B or C.
2470 17/08/1978 Lay off Macduff Egma 14 unclued lights are names of lighthouses (Macduff, another lighthouse, is not included).
2471 24/08/1978 Football crazy Ascot Clues are DLM; there are 3 types of entry - keepers (normal), halfbacks (with either first or second half reversed) and centre-forwards (with centre of light moved to front). Two unclued lights are 'wingless wonders': (C)OLOSSU(S), (P)YRAMID(S).
2472 07/09/1978 Crossbird II Eli Grid covers a map of Britain; narrative with unclued lights names of birds, with initial squares approximately in areas where they may be found (except in one case). Lights run in four directions.
2473 14/09/1978 Interdepartmental Adam 16 lights contain names of French dTpartements; associated numbers are entered in a separate grid, along with certain products.
2474 21/09/1978 Absorb and dawn Salamanca Title is really 'Across and Down'; in across lights vowels remain constant but consonants change, while in down lights consonants remain constant but vowels change (all lights still being words).
2475 05/10/1978 Heads and tails V Babs The 3-letter tail of each light is entered at an unclued location; each tail is used at least three times.
2476 12/10/1978 Last seen disappearing … from the last bus to Woodstock? Apex Down clues are LL, spelling (with central row of grid) HID IN STRANGE BOXES COMPLETELY CUT OFF - clue to HOUDINI (unclued).
2477 19/10/1978 Displaced persons IV Peto Each answer loses an anagram of a Christian name to form the light.
2478 02/11/1978 What’s the point? Aelfre Unclued lights are sizes of type, whose 'points' are given by their grid numbers (which are necessarily misplaced), e.g. 12 Across is PICA, 3+ Across is BRILLIANT.
2479 09/11/1978 All set for a merry … Apex Down clues are LL, spelling first 12 and last 12 letters of ... PARTY OF HAPPY LISTENER CROSSWORD SOLVERS (central 12 appear in central row), entered in 'seats' above and below the grid. Solvers' names in down clues stand for their initial letters.
2480 16/11/1978 Hour-glass — X Zander Across clues are DLM; down lights are jumbled. Grid is lower half of an hour-glass and its contents may be arranged as 'AND WHEN THYSELF WITH SHINING FOOT SHALL PASS AMONG THE GUESTS STAR-SCATTERED ON THE GRASS, AND IN THY JOYOUS ERRAND REACH THE SPOT WHE
2481 30/11/1978 Game Warden Generalissimo 10 unclued lights can be preceded by 'Scotch': ATTORNEY, TAPE, COLLOPS, DRAPER, TERRIER, ELM, SNAP, BONNET, PEBBLE, FIR. Puzzle marks St. Andrew's day (game = maimed).
2482 07/12/1978 Last year ASIA, this year SARK (and JAIL next year!) Sal and Sim As exemplified in the title, in each light the nth letter is replaced by the positive digit obtained by subtracting n from its numerical value, reducing modulo 9 and adding 1.
2483 14/12/1978 Peace formula Duck Lights are encoded, half by replacing each letter by its predecessor in the alphabet and half by using successors; for each method, half the lights are entered forwards and half backwards. Every fourth clue is DLM and is designed for Consumer Viewpoint fa
2484 21/12/1978 Selection box Mass 11 clues have misprinted definition, while 11 have misprinted lights; 11 must gain and 11 must lose a letter, spelling 'I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE XMAS'. 4 lights are Playfair-coded; unclued lights are confections, mixed fruits, mixed nuts and XMAS GREETINGS KEY: Snowflake
2485 04/01/1979 The Listener wishes you … Ascot Clues are LL, spelling ... A LOT OF SUCCESSFUL SOLVING IN NINETEEN SEVENTY-NINE.
2486 11/01/1979 In other words — III ffancy The initial letter of each clue determines the relationship of the light to the answer: A-D means a synonym, E-I no change, J-O an anagram, P-S an antonym and T-Z a homophone.
2487 18/01/1979 Here’s to OUR Anniversary Apex Down clues are evenly divided between normal, MP and PD; across answers lose OR or AU on entry (with subsidiary indications referring to lights), to commemorate golden anniversary of The Listener.
2488 01/02/1979 A Queen and her Dog Leiruza The centre of each of sixteen 3 x 3 squares contains a rose; the queen travels horizontally and vertically while her dog performs a knight's tour, 'thoroughly examining each tree in turn'.
2489 08/02/1979 Topped and Tailed III Klick Each answer loses or gains an initial or final letter on entry.
2490 15/02/1979 Some reflections Ascot Half the lights in each direction are entered backwards.
2491 01/03/1979 Half and Half Sabre Half the lights in each direction are jumbled; only 12 different letters are used in the grid.
2492 08/03/1979 Letters taken Egma The 26 across clues are LL, spelling QWERTY...M.
2493 15/03/1979 Decade Babs Narrative referring to events of 1811-1820 (the two central lights are MDCCCXI and MDCCCXX).
2494 29/03/1979 Misprintomits Mass Half the clues in each direction have misprinted definitions; the remainder have a letter omitted from the definitions. Across lights are entered misprinted, spelling ''TIS DEVILS MUST PRINT'.
2495 05/04/1979 Lost & found Sal & Sim Columns and rows are labelled A-M and N-Z respectively. Clues (given in alphabetical order) comprise definitions of a 6- and two 5-letter words and a 13-letter anagram of all three with a letter common to each removed; this letter indicates the row or col
2496 12/04/1979 Biliteral Machiavelli Each across answer loses a double letter on entry (with subsidiary indications referring to the lights), spelling 'I COPIED ALL THE LETTERS'.
2497 26/04/1979 Theme and Variations IX Zander Theme-words SPEECH (TMESIS, MEIOSIS); WORSHIP (MAYOR, MAGISTRATE); WANT (MOLE, TALPA); FEAR (FRAE, FARE) - the four freedoms.
2498 03/05/1979 Tips off Ascot Answers lose their initial and final letters on entry.
2499 10/05/1979 Points don’t count (2) Hal Lights are numerical, with any decimal points ignored.
2500 24/05/1979 Floreat in Aeternum Ploutos, Babs, Sam, Apex, Klick, Zander Grid is an L shape comprising five 12 x 12 grids: Diametricode, Alphabetical Cocktail, Play Quiz, Topped and Tailed, Sixes and Sevens. Central message reads THE LISTENER CROSSWORD CELEBRATES TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED: GESUNDHEIT'. KEY: Questionably
2501 31/05/1979 Small change II Klick Each light is formed from the answer either by transposing two letters or by moving one letter.
2502 07/06/1979 Figure it out Alban Half the answers in each direction contain names of numerals, ignored in subsidiary indications; they are replaced by the numerals on entry, e.g. LEONINE leads to LEO9.
2503 21/06/1979 No I Nizam Across clues contain no instances of the letter 'I'; each down clue contains at least one. All answers end in I; all instances of I are removed on entry.
2504 05/07/1979 Solitaire II Leon Card puzzle; the pack, less clubs and aces, is dealt in a solitaire shape with one position empty. Clues are given to products along diagonals of ranks and suits (D = 2, H = 3, S = 5). The solitaire is played, with superior cards jumping inferior ones (or
2505 12/07/1979 Hesiod’s V Jago 5 unclued lights in each direction begin or end adjoining 5 isolated squares; the pairs of lights give Hesiod's 5 ages, and the squares contain the associated zodiacal signs.
2506 19/07/1979 Review Babs Narrative including several 'poems'.
2507 26/07/1979 Theme and Variations Ascot Theme-words NEWMARKET (EUCHRE, SNAP); YORK (CHESTER, LANCASTER); WINDSOR (HARLECH, CONWAY); DONCASTER (TRANMERE, BRISTOL).
2508 02/08/1979 Honeycode Jude Grid is hexagonal with 7-letter lights entered in and around numbered hexagons, which spell 'THOU WHORESON ZED! THOU UNNECESSARY LETTER!' 6 corner lights are coded by placing the codeword followed by the rest of the alphabet in order (except Z) in a 5 x 5 KEY: Jack-in-the-box
2509 09/08/1979 Slightly Chipped Duck Each answer loses its initial or final letter on entry; initial and final omissions each exhaust the alphabet.
2510 16/08/1979 Lastaddomits Mass Each answer loses its last letter on entry, the letter concerned being either added to or subtracted from the definition.
2511 23/08/1979 Snakes and Ladders VII Zander Across lights are entered in two parts, the first in the indicated position and the second elsewhere.
2512 30/08/1979 A Double Harness Leiruza Lights are entered along two knight's tours; 26 letters are already entered, spelling LOGODAEDALIST and METAGROBOLISE along separate knight's tours.
2513 06/09/1979 Pray Fair Jude Grid comprises two equal halves and a central column, linked by 1 Across (DOUBLE-CROSSER). Clues to corresponding lights are paired, with one normal and one MP in each pair, appearing in either order; 4 lights are Playfair-coded, with codeword entered in KEY: Clergywoman
2514 13/09/1979 Armchair Detective Sabre Each light is formed by adding a superfluous letter to the answer. Diagonals spell CO-ARSENIC-COA and DUC-BODY-KPOND.
2515 20/09/1979 Morphallaxis Novamor Lights, all words, are anagrams of the answers.
2516 27/09/1979 Head-hunting — XII Zander The first letter of each answer is entered misplaced; certain diagonals spell 'HIS HEART RUNS AWAY WITH HIS HEAD'.
2517 04/10/1979 41 down Mime 8 unclued lights are utterers of 6 Shakespearean malapropisms, clued normally but entered as said.
2518 11/10/1979 Word-ladder Sam Lights are unclued rungs of two word-ladders.
2519 18/10/1979 Sid Klick 14 unclued lights are middle names of American preSIDents.
2520 25/10/1979 Musical chairs Nizam Lights, all words, are anagrams of the answers with a letter removed; the letters removed in each direction are the same, but in a different order.
2521 01/11/1979 Where It’s At Virgilius Grid is blank with co-ordinates; each clue has inserted in it a cryptic indication of the light's starting square (row first for across, column for down). Clues are given in random order.
2522 08/11/1979 Surprising One Apex Clues are LL, spelling TO JAMES EMLYN EVANS OUR CROSSWORD CHECKER and given in symmetrical pairs separated by superfluous words whose initial letters spell THE ONE YOU DID NOT VET.
2523 15/11/1979 (1, 3, 2) Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form (X, Y, Z), meaning X + (X + 1) + (X + 2) + ... + (X + Z - 1) = (X + Z) + (X + Z + 1) + ... + Y.
2524 22/11/1979 Missing Faces II Ad 36 cubes, with one letter on each face, form a 6 x 6 square with touching faces bearing the same letter. Clues are given to the 6-letter words formed around the edges, across the rows, and on each cube.
2525 29/11/1979 Pardon the Interruption … Jago Clues are DLM; each light is 'interrupted' once by a crossing but non-intersecting light.
2526 06/12/1979 Wordsquares Sabre Most answers lose letters on entry which, taken in rows or columns as appropriate, form 'codewords' when encoded as follows: each letter is associated with a number between 1 and 26, and the letter associated with n is replaced by the nth letter of the
2527 13/12/1979 Mass Adam 14 lights are the second halves of 'M and S' pairs, with the first half being clued, e.g. MARKS leads to SPENCER, MOODY leads to SANKEY, MYCROFT leads to SHERLOCK.
2528 20/12/1979 A Christmas Cake Duck Grid is circular with 25 radial lights either jumbled or Playfair-coded; 3 circles contain normal lights having misprinted DLM clues; the other 3 contain the letters of the Playfair square in order, ILEX AQUIFOLIUM/HEDERA HELIX and MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY KEY: Cold turkey
2529 03/01/1980 Sixes and Sevens — XI Zander Clues to 6- and 7-letter lights are given in random order in two groups.
2530 10/01/1980 Letters patent Malexia Lights across are entered with omitted letters and those down are misprinted, with omitted and misprinted letters both spelling 'THE MOTHER OF INVENTION' (title is 'setters' parent' misprinted); each misprint is given by a different across light. Half the
2531 17/01/1980 Year In, Year Out Smokey 12 lettered double clues lead to words containing (in order) JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC and words with them removed; these lights are to be entered in locations to be discovered.
2532 24/01/1980 Diametricode X Babs Unchecked perimeter squares contain the alphabet; each letter encodes that opposite it. Italicised clues have encoded lights; 2 normal clues are given in encoded form.
2533 31/01/1980 Brave New World Egma Grid is blank with co-ordinates and a line of footprints, which contain names of Red Indian tribes (unclued); most other lights are jumbled.
2534 07/02/1980 Mixed doubles Virgilius There are four identical grids; at each location, two clues are given, each leading to two lights.
2535 14/02/1980 Cross My Heart Jude Grid has a central heart, cutting some across lights; each across light is paired with a word in the heart, and a double clue leads to them with the 'heart' clue LL, spelling 'OBSCURE EPISTLES OF LOVE'. Down clues, apart from those in the first and last c
2536 21/02/1980 25 Ac., 57 Dn. Sal and Sim As exemplified in the title, in each light each letter is encoded as the positive digit congruent modulo 9 to the sum of its numerical value and its position in the light.
2537 28/02/1980 ‘University Terms’ Phiz Each one-word clue leads to an answer containing a word associated with the name of a university, which replaces it to form the light, e.g. VILLAINOUS leads to ASTONINOUS.
2538 06/03/1980 Right and Left Sol Apart from 1 Across, the grid is divided into two identical halves; each location has a double clue.
2539 13/03/1980 Illicit Threesomes Duck 15 unpositioned lights form 5 'illicit threesomes' (with three-word alliterative clues), in which a phrase 'A and B' is fused with a phrase or compound word 'BC' to make 'A and BC', e.g. PESTLE and MORTAR BOARD.
2540 20/03/1980 A Chap To Attend Yearly For It Apex 9 unclued lights are the surnames of members of The Listener's editorial staff; Christian names appear in the perimeter, whose unchecked letters may be arranged to form the title. In the clues, setters' and solvers' names stand for their initial letters.
2541 27/03/1980 Stuffed Pairs Generalissimo Across lights are 12-letter, comprising one word within another, e.g. FLESH-INFORM-Y; clues are double with either word clued first.
2542 03/04/1980 3.4.80 Adam Narrative describing 'The PIRATES of PENZANCE', with 10 normal clues.
2543 10/04/1980 Mixed Bag Klick 30 lights are 'Topped and Tailed', 12 are homophones of the answers, 1 could be either and the remainder are clued normally; certain diagonals spell 'INTOLERABLE WRESTLE WITH WORDS AND MEANINGS'.
2544 17/04/1980 Clip On Tee Peg Zander All lights are misprinted once, but are still words.
2545 24/04/1980 Hidden Verse E.M. Holroyd Unclued lights form 'STAR AND CORONAL AND BELL APRIL UNDERFOOT RENEWS AND THE HOPE OF MAN AS WELL FLOWERS AMONG THE MORNING DEWS'; their unchecked letters may be arranged to form ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN.
2546 01/05/1980 Consecutives Ascot Across answers lose any consecutive letters on entry, e.g. HIGH-STRUNG leads to RUNG, GESTURE leads to GERE.
2547 08/05/1980 All Square Rhombus Numerical puzzle with clues of the form (x, y, z), meaning x + (x + 1) + ... + y = z.
2548 22/05/1980 Setters Patent Smokey 17 lights are entered misprinted so as to contain the name of a setter; the subsidiary indication in each case refers only to the remainder of the light.
2549 29/05/1980 Stormy Aelfre Clues are DLM, forming a narrative about a storm; unclued lights across and down are cats and dogs respectively.
2550 05/06/1980 Tetratriades Nizam Unclued lights are CHARITES (AGLAIA, EUPHROSYNE, THALIA); ERINYES (TISIPHONE, ALECTO, MEGAERA); FATES (CLOTHO, LACHESIS, ATROPOS); GORGONES (STHENO, EURYALE, MEDUSA).
2551 12/06/1980 Comic Yarn Bart 23 lights are acronyms, clued by anagrams of theie full forms (title is an anagram of 'acronymic').
2552 19/06/1980 Warp and woof ffancy A central 5 x 5 square is formed by 'weaving' across and down lights to form 'SO FAIR A FANCY FEW WOULD WEAVE'.
2553 26/06/1980 Deduction Miguel Grid comprises hexagons and triangles, with 7-letter lights entered about numbered hexagons with one letter omitted; these spell 'AN ELEMENTARY THREE-PIPE PROBLEM', and the first and last (unclued) lights are HOLMES and WATSON.
2554 03/07/1980 Pun My Word Hen Half of the across definitions are puns of the correct forms; half of the down subsidiary indications lead to puns of the lights.
2555 10/07/1980 Eightsome Reels Hotspur All lights are 8-letter, entered clockwise or anti-clockwise about numbered squares.
2556 17/07/1980 ‘Je ne sais pas what to do’ Algol In 28 clues one or more English words have been replaced by their approximate French equivalents.
2557 24/07/1980 Enigma Variations Nibor 13 lights related to Elgar, e.g. GERONTIUS, CIRCUMSTANCE, EDWARD, are entered encoded in the manner of the Enigma machine using as codewords the 13 names of the Enigma variations, e.g. EDWARD + EDUEDU becomes JHRFVY.
2558 31/07/1980 An Alphajig Leiruza Grid is blank except for the central 4 letters; clues across and down are presented separately, in alphabetical order of the lights, which are all 4- or 6-letter.
2559 07/08/1980 Missing Links — XIII Zander 16 unclued lights form a chain in which each link is synonymous with its predecessor.
2560 14/08/1980 Notation Nizam Unclued lights are all words lacking the suffix '-TATION'.
2561 21/08/1980 Inside Out II Duck Each answer is turned 'inside out' on entry: the 'inside' is an even number of letters at the centre of the word, of which the first half is placed at the front and the second half at the rear.
2562 28/08/1980 A Couple of Drop Outs Ascot Each answer loses two letters to form the light; the letters omitted are never the first or last, or consecutive, and never precede an unchecked letter.
2563 04/09/1980 Admission Adam Perimeter of the central 10 x 10 square reads 'THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE' - XVI AND V CLUE LETTERS; these spell 'MY LIFE IS SPENT IN ONE LONG EFFORT TO ESCAPE FROM THE COMMONPLACES OF EXISTENCE' - SHERLOCK HOLMES.
2564 11/09/1980 Call My Bluff Egma Each clue is triple, containing two normal clues to lights to be entered elsewhere and a one-word 'correct' definition of the light.
2565 18/09/1980 Tangled Chains E.M. Holroyd Each light has 6, 8 or 10 letters, and is entered either clockwise or anti-clockwise around a bar of length 1, 2 or 3 respectively, beginning anywhere. The bars roughly form a Union Jack; the perimeter contains 'NEVER COMES THE TRADER, NEVER FLOATS AN EUR
2566 25/09/1980 Lip Service Leon Grid is a solitaire grid; 12 different letters appear in the lights, and each is given a different equivalent in base 12, with most clues referring to both the literal and the numerical forms of the lights. When the solitaire is played, pegs removed in or
2567 02/10/1980 Parasite Lost MacNaughton Certain clues consist of the letters of the light, in alphabetical order, less those of a 'parasite' synoynm, e.g. NO (5) leads to POINT (- TIP).
2568 09/10/1980 Cross Word [crossing at letter “o”] Sabre Each answer is split into two parts, entered in different directions so as to cross at the appropriately numbered square; the difference in lengths between the two parts is given.
2569 16/10/1980 Points Don’t Count (3) Hal Lights are numerical, with any decimal points ignored.
2570 23/10/1980 Siamese Triplets Merlin 12 triplets are thematically related; each has a member in common with the triplets before and after it, e.g. HILARY - MICHAELMAS - TRINITY - JESUS - QUEENS' - BROOKLYN - MANHATTAN. Middle members are clued but not entered; members in two triplets are unc
2571 30/10/1980 Jig-Word II Eel The completed grid, less bars and numbers, is given in 16 fragments (of which one is missing and one, containing the letters A I I I I N O O O U X Z Z, is on its side). Clues are given in random order.
2572 06/11/1980 Miss Printer’s Devilish One-Armed Bandit Apex Half the down lights of each length have MP clues, with the remaining clues PD. Across clues are normal but lead to a 12-letter word, an 8- and a 4-letter word, a 4- and an 8-letter word, or three 4-letter words.
2573 13/11/1980 9 Down Bart 4 central pairs of 6-letter lights give examples of SPOONERISMS; the diagonals are LOVING SHEPHERD and SHOVING LEOPARD.
2574 20/11/1980 Four Ways II Generalissimo There are 4 methods of entry, each used equally often: normal, reversed, with head at tail and with tail at head.
2575 27/11/1980 1–52 Klick Across lights are entered BOUSTROPHEDON.
2576 04/12/1980 Justyn Print VI Zander Italicised clues are purported titles of books, with the lights being appropriate authors, e.g. 'Making an Entrance' leads to VESTA BUHL.
2577 11/12/1980 Minus Three Babs All lights lose the consecutive letters STU in some order.
2578 18/12/1980 Salamanca’s greeting … (For Mephisto) Salamanca Grid contains a rough outline of a tree; vertical lights read upwards or downwards form it. 18 clues have a seasonal word removed (as in PD, but the light is the answer to the restored clue). Unclued lights form I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS.
2579 01/01/1981 A Double Harness — Greetings Leiruza Lights are entered along two knight's tours; HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL is given in certain diagonals.
2580 08/01/1981 Teratologic Euginnot 8 unclued lights require a suffix involving a body part to give a listed quality, e.g. HEAVY (-HANDED for clumsiness).
2581 15/01/1981 Mermaids Duck Down lights are jumbled; across lights, clued by anagrams, are 13 'mermaids', e.g. YVETTE XIPHIAS, whose initials exhaust the alphabet.
2582 22/01/1981 Pin the Tail on the Donkey Smokey The 30 answers which are creatures are entered with the last letter in any position.
2583 29/01/1981 Five-a-Side Football Ascot Clues are DLM, with five types of light entry: keepers (normal), full-backs (reversed), left and half-backs (with appropriate half reversed) and centre-forwards (with central letter moved to the front).
2584 05/02/1981 Spoiled for Choice Jago Each square is bisected, alternately horizontally and vertically, giving a choice for entry in every other square.
2585 12/02/1981 Half Turn Sabre Either the first or the second half of each answer is entered jumbled.
2586 19/02/1981 Highlands and Islands Twudge Narrative containing 23 unclued lights, names of Scottish islands, in either hidden or jumbled form.
2587 26/02/1981 Masque Aelfre Each clue contains a number of misprints, with the correct forms of the misprints forming an anagram of the light.
2588 05/03/1981 Neutral Opinions Adam Answers lose initial letters on entry, spelling 'TERENCE, THIS IS STUPID STUFF' (across) and A.E. HOUSMAN'S 'A SHROPSHIRE LAD' (down). Central letters of central words in clues spell 'QUOT HOMINES, TOT SENTENTIAE' (across) and AUTANT DE TETES, AUTANT D'AV
2589 12/03/1981 Nominative Cases Mime Asterisked clues lead to lights with 'cases' of Dickensian characters, e.g. V-ENT-HOLES; subsidiary indications are to centres only.
2590 19/03/1981 Association Buff 6 answers are replaced by the other halves of football clubs, e.g. FOREST leads to NOTTINGHAM.